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Yemen air strike kills 31 in Hajjah province – BBC News

Yemen air strike kills 31 in Hajjah province – BBC News

An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition backing pro-government forces in Yemen has killed 31 people in the northern province of Hajjah.

The strikes hit a bottling plant in the province on Sunday morning. Most of the dead were civilians.

The coalition is targeting Shia rebels known as Houthis.

The UN says almost 4,500 people have died since the coalition started its campaign in March and that there is now a humanitarian “catastrophe”.

“The process of recovering the bodies is finished now. The corpses… many of them burnt or in pieces, were pulled out after an air strike hit the plant,” resident Issa Ahmed told the Reuters new agency from the site of Sunday’s strike in Hajjah.

Source: Yemen air strike kills 31 in Hajjah province – BBC News