Bloodbath in Yemen: 150 killed in airstrike, Twitterati shocked

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Sanaa, Oct 9: According to media reports, more than 150 people have been killed and over 500 injured in air strikes on a funeral gathering in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Saturday.

The horrific incident has shocked and outraged the entire nation.


According to The Indian Express, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, said aid workers were "shocked and outraged" by the attacks that hit a community hall in the capital Sanaa where mourners had gathered.

"Initial reports from health officials in Sanaa indicate that over 140 people were killed and over 525 injured," he said in a statement on Saturday. "This violence against civilians in Yemen must stop immediately," said McGoldrick.

According to the BBC, the rebel Houthi-run government said a Saudi-led coalition was responsible-- a claim Saudi Arabia denied.

"The US said it had launched an "immediate review" of its already reduced support for the coalition," a BBC report says.

Several users on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, were aghast by the violence and bloodbath. This is what they have to say about the deadly airstrike:

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