Saudi king orders treatment of Yemen’s funeral attack victims

A picture taken on Oct. 8, 2016 shows a general view of the destruction following reported airstrikes on a funeral hall in the capital Sanaa. (AFP)

Saudi King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz has ordered that the victims of last week’s attack on a Yemeni funeral who are in critical condition be transferred outside the country for treatment.

King Salman instructed aid officials to coordinate with the Arab coalition fighting rebels in Yemen and the legitimate Yemeni government “to facilitate the evacuation of those wounded... and needing treatment abroad,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

More than 140 people were killed on Saturday, in what is largely claimed to be an air raid on a funeral ceremony for the father of a rebel leader in the Yemeni capital Sanaa

The Saudi-led coalition initially denied any responsibility in Saturday’s attack in Sanaa, but have since launched an investigation into the incident.
 

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