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Publish Date: 18:14 - 05 August 2018
TEHRAN, August 5 - 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.

Airstrikes on Yemeni hospital and market kill at least 55TEHRAN, 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.

Source: UPI

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