Yemen crowd crush 19.04.2023

Yemen crowd crush: at least 85 dead after Houthi gunfire sparks panic

At least 85 people, many of them children, have died in a crush in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, during a charity handout marking the end of Ramadan.

Three businessmen have been arrested over the incident, in which 322 people were injured, 50 of them seriously.

‘People sacrificed their lives for just 10 dollars’: At least 78 killed in Yemen crowd surge

Dozens of people were killed in a crowd surge in Yemen’s capital on Wednesday as needy residents in the war-torn nation flocked to receive charity handouts from local merchants during the holy month of Ramadan, officials have confirmed.

Video of the tragedy in Sanaa showed a chaotic scene with dozens of people packed tightly together, unable to move and shouting for help.

At least 78 killed in crush at Ramadan charity event in Yemen

At least 78 people have been killed in a crush at a school in Yemen’s capital Sanaa just days before the Eid al-Fitr festival, according to Houthi officials and media.

The crush happened late on Wednesday as hundreds of people crowded into a school in the Bab al-Yemen district of Sanaa in the hope of getting a charitable donation of about $10 that was being handed out by merchants to mark the final days of Ramadan.

85 dead, hundreds injured in Yemen crowd crush over S$10.70 handout

SANAA (Yemen) — At least 85 people were killed and hundreds injured in a crush at a Ramadan cash handout in Yemen early on Thursday (April 20), as the impoverished country suffered one of its worst tragedies just as optimism was growing over its bitter civil war.

Yemen: Almost 80 die in Ramadan crush at Sanaa school

At least 78 people have been killed in a crush at a school in Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa, during a charity event for Ramadan, officials say.

The incident began after hundreds crowded into a narrow street in the Bab al-Yemen area late on Wednesday to get handouts of $9 (£7) from a merchant.

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