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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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Yemen: Funerals for mourners killed in airstrike

Yemenis demonstrate after the Saudi-led airstrikes Credit: Reuters

Planes from a Saudi Arabia-led Arab coalition patrolled the skies in Yemen during the funerals for 140 people killed in an airstrike.

The coalition is believed to have struck a Houthi funeral gathering in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, over the weekend, injuring more than 500 people.

As the funerals for the dead took place, coalition planes were said to have been seen in the sky, ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery reported.

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