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Over 80 Dead, Hundreds Injured In Deadliest Stampede In Yemen

85 people died and hundreds were left injured in a violence at charity distribution event in Yemen on Thursday, said the officials calling it one of the most deadliest stampedes in years.

This comes just days before the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitral-Fitr, which ends Ramadan, the Islamic holy month.
The deadly stampede happened at a school where aid was being distributed, told an AFP reporter.

As per the witnesses, hundreds of people had come to receive the aid.

A video broadcasted by AI Masirah TV showed people making their way out through a cluster of bodies packed together.

Meanwhile, the military troops and distribution workers were screaming at the crowd to turn back so that they could be pulled out of the stampede.

Huthi’s interior ministry in its statement said, the injured and the dead have been sent to nearby hospitals and those who were doing charity have been taken into custody. 

However, the ministry has not released exact information on death toll but said, “dozens of people were killed due to a stampede during a random distribution of sums of money by some merchants”.

A committee has been formed to probe into the incident, said the Huthi political chief Mahadi al-Mashat.

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