TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -At least 55 civilians were killed in an airstrike on a market and hospital in Hodeidah, Yemen, the country's rebel-run health ministry announced.
Thursday's attack on the Red Sea port city also wounded at least 124 people, a ministry statement said. It added that the raid, blamed on the Saudi-led coalition of Arab countries fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, targeted the city's busy fishing market and port and the main gate of the al-Thawra hospital.
"A bomb exploded just outside the hospital, on the street," an unnamed staff member of the humanitarian service Save the Children said in a report on the news website Middle East Eye. "Then there was another explosion towards the back. I saw people running and bodies in the street."
Residents of the Houthi-held city said they heard the sounds of warplanes before the attack. Although the Houthis do not have an air force, the coalition said it was not behind the airstrike.