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UN calls for international inquiry into 'outrageous' Yemen airstrike

The UN has called for an international inquiry into the airstrike on a funeral hall which left 140 people dead in Yemen.

The attack - which also injured over 500 - was one of the deadliest in the country's civil war and has been blamed on the Saudi-led coalition.

UN Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein condemned the "outrageous" attack and said an independent international inquiry should be carried out into possible war crimes in the country.

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Johnson calls for investigation into Yemen funeral bombing

The bombing at a funeral left over 140 dead and hundreds injured Credit: Reuters

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called on Saudi Arabia to carry out an "urgent investigation" into an airstrike on funeral mourners in Yemen.

Mr Johnson said he had spoken to Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir, whose country leads a coalition against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

An airstrike, purportedly carried out by the coalition, left at least 140 dead and over 500 injured in Yemen's capital and rebel-held Sanaa.

ITV News Correspondent reported that coalition planes were seen in the skies as funerals for the mourners took place.

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