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Saudi Airstrike Kills Scores at Yemen Funeral Home
An airstrike hit a funeral hall in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on Saturday leaving 140 dead according to local officials.
Medics carry the body of a victim of the Saudi-led coalition airstrike which struck a funeral hall packed with hundreds of mourners in Sanaa, Yemen, on Oct. 09, 2016.
The funeral was held for Sheikh Ali al-Rawishan, the father of Galal al-Rawishan, the interior minister in the rebel-led government.
Smoke rises from the hall. Residents said aircrafts fired two missiles at the hall, one missile tore through the building, setting it on fire and sending a large plume of smoke above the area. The other landed nearby.
Forensic experts investigate the scene.
Journalists and policemen inspect the scene. The strike left the building little more than a shell, with most of its walls and roof gone.
People mourn a family killed in the strike.
Police troopers search for survivors.
Saudi Arabia announced early Sunday it would launch an investigation into "reports about the regrettable and painful bombing" in Sanaa, without acknowledging that its coalition battling rebels in Yemen is the only force with air power in the conflict.
Damaged vehicles stand in the wreckage of the funeral hall after the strike.
Firefighters try to contain a fire at the scene.
A forensic expert investigates the scene. The Saudi-led coalition has been blamed for several attacks on medical centers, including some run by international aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), schools, factories and homes in the past 18 months which has killed scores of civilians.
Debris hangs from the collapsed roof of the hall. The incident has prompted the U.S. to initiate an immediate review of its already reduced support for the Saudi-led coalition.
Firefighters at work at the scene.