HAJJAH, Yemen – An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a wedding party killed at least 20 people, locals say.
Harrowing images showing the aftermath of an alleged Saudi-led airstrike on a wedding party in Hajjah, northern Yemen, were released on Monday.
Top health official in the Hajjah province Ayman Madhkoor said at least 20 people were killed and more than 50 injured, including many women and children, when the strike hit the wedding late on Sunday. It is thought the bride is also among the dead.
Footage from the scene shows mutilated and limbless bodies, scattered human remains and a young boy hugging a man’s lifeless body.
Eyewitnesses said that ambulances were unable to reach the scene for fear of subsequent airstrikes.
The Saudi-led bombing campaign continues in Yemen with US backing, with casualty figures exceeding 16,200 people since the beginning of the conflict in March 2015.
A reported 40,000 have been injured and more than two million people have been displaced.
The war devastating Yemen is now in its fourth year, with human rights organisations repeatedly accusing the Saudi-led coalition of targeting civilian areas.