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Children among dead in latest attack on Yemen civilians

At least five children were among 14 people killed in an air raid in a residential neighbourhood of Yemen’s capital Sanaa, the second day of mass civilian deaths in the war-torn country.

The attack destroyed two buildings on Friday in the southern district of Faj Attan, leaving people buried under debris.

Mohammed Ahmad, who lived in one of the buildings, said he was among residents who had taken nine bodies to a hospital.

“We extracted them one by one from under the rubble,” he said. “Some of them were children from a single family.”

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“When the rocket hit, one of the buildings was immediately destroyed which caused the building next door to collapse too. Some residents got out, but others were trapped.”

The death toll was feared to rise further as rescuers pull more victims from the rubble.

“There is no military base anywhere near the site of the attack, it’s a residential area,” Hakim Al Masmari, the editor in chief of Yemen post, told Al Jazeera.

“The entire country is mourning the deaths. It is unexpected and unbearable when civilians are killed.”

Coalition comment:

The air raids were believed to be carried out by the Saudi-led coalition. The coalition said in a statement on Friday it was aware of reports of the incident and would review all its operations in that region and at that time.

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