2020-12-31

The death toll from the Aden Airport explosion in Yemen rises to 26, more than 50 injured

By yqqlm yqqlm

China News Service, December 31. According to a comprehensive report, a violent explosion occurred at the Aden International Airport in Yemen on the 30th local time. When the explosion occurred, many government officials were at the airport to greet the new coalition government cabinet members who had returned from Saudi Arabia. Relevant personnel revealed that at present, the explosion has caused 26 deaths and at least 50 injured. According to news, government members have been safely transferred and no government minister was injured.

The death toll from the Aden Airport explosion in Yemen rises to 26, more than 50 injured

On December 30, local time, shortly after a plane carrying members of the Yemen coalition government arrived at Aden Airport, an explosion occurred at the airport and smoke billowed on the scene.

According to reports, medical staff and government sources in Aden told AFP that “at least 26 people were killed” and more than 50 people were injured in the explosion at the airport. According to sources, most of the dead and injured were civilians waiting to board at the airport, and the number of casualties may increase.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said that three of its employees were among the dead, and the whereabouts of employees are still unknown.

There were three violent explosions in Aden International Airport on the 30th. The footage taken by the Agence France-Presse reporter showed that smoke billowed from the airport apron after the explosion, glass and concrete fragments scattered, and people fled.

Reported that the cause of the explosion is still unclear.

The death toll from the Aden Airport explosion in Yemen rises to 26, more than 50 injured(1)

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According to reports, after the explosion, cabinet members including Prime Minister Muin Abdul-Malik Said have been safely transferred to the Presidential Palace. In a statement, Yemen’s Minister of Culture and Information, Muammar Irjani, accused the Houthis of planning the explosion. There has been no response from the Houthis.

On December 18, Yemeni President Hadi signed a presidential decree announcing the formation of a coalition government with the “Southern Transitional Council.” Analysts believe that the formation of the coalition government is the result of a game of external forces, but it remains to be seen whether the new government can completely end the civil war in Yemen and change the state of Yemen’s north-south regime.

On December 26, the newly formed Yemen coalition government was sworn in in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Hadi presided over the swearing-in ceremony. 23 of the 24 ministers of the coalition government attended. Government members returned from Riyadh to Yemen’s temporary capital, Aden on the 30th.