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Deadly explosion at Yemen dairy factory

Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 00:51

An explosion at dairy factory on Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodaida kills at least 25, according to medical sources, with conflicting accounts attributing the blast to an air strike or to a rocket landing from a nearby army base. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: An explosion at a dairy factory in Yemen's Hodaida port killed at least 25 workers, medical sources said, with conflicting accounts attributing the blast to an air strike or to a rocket landing from a nearby army base. The 26September website of Yemen's factionalized army, which mostly sides with the Houthis, said 37 workers were killed and 80 wounded at the dairy and oils factory "during the aggressive air strikes which targeted the two factories last night". Medical sources in the city said 25 workers at the plant had been killed at the factory, which was located near an army camp loyal to Saleh. Residents and witnesses contacted by Reuters said the air strikes had targeted the factory shortly after midnight on Wednesday. Others said rockets fired from the base - possibly as retaliation against the bombings - hit the factory.

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Deadly explosion at Yemen dairy factory

Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 00:51