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Thousands in Yemen protest airstrike that hit funeral hall and killed more than 140

Thousands in Yemen protest airstrike that hit funeral hall and killed more than 140

Thousands of Yemenis marched in the capital Sana on Sunday to protest a Saudi-led coalition airstrike a day earlier that hit a funeral hall packed with hundreds of mourners, killing more than 140 people. 

The casualty toll, given by a U.N. official, also mentioned more than 525 wounded in what was one of the deadliest single attacks of the country's civil war. The rebel-controlled Health Ministry gave a lower figure, saying that 115 bodies had been counted but that the number will likely rise because “charred remains” were still being identified. Of the 600 wounded it tallied, it said many cases were serious and at least 300 would need treatment...

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