'A Red Cross official has estimated that Saudi airstrikes killed at least 100 people at a Yemeni prison. Medics have been dispatched to the scene of what looks like the deadliest strike in Yemen this year.
Airstrikes pounded the detention center located in a college building in Dhamar City on Sunday. The facility housed some 170 detainees.
"We estimate over 100 people were killed," International Red Cross head in Yemen, Franz Rauchenstein, told AFP. Rauchenstein said that rescue teams are combing the rubble for survivors, but their chances of success “are very low.”
Earlier, the Red Cross dispatched medical teams to the strike site, carrying medical supplies to treat 100 people and 200 body bags, amid reports that “dozens” of detainees at the prison were feared dead.
“Today’s event is a tragedy. The human cost of this war is unbearable. We need it to stop," said Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen. "I hope the Coalition will launch an enquiry into this incident. Accountability needs to prevail.”'
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