At least 78 people killed in stampede at Yemen Ramadan charity event

People stand outside a school at the site of a stampede, in Sanaa, Yemen. Photo: Reuters

Ahmed Al-Haj

A crowd apparently spooked by gunfire and an electrical explosion stampeded at an event to distribute financial aid during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Yemen’s capital late on Wednesday, killing at least 78 people and injuring at least 73 others.

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