Dozens of people have been killed at a Yemeni prison complex in airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, reports say. Strikes hit a building used as a prison in the al-Zaydiya security headquarters in the western port of Hudaydah, according to security and medical officials. The city is under the control of Houthi rebels, who have been battling the government since 2014.
Rebels and inmates were among the 60 dead, officials said. Dozens more are believed to have been wounded. The prison was holding 84 inmates when it was hit three times late on Saturday, reports said. Pictures from the scene showed badly wounded people being rushed to hospital.
The coalition, which backs Yemen’s exiled President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, has been criticised for the number of civilians killed in its air strikes.
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