At least 78 people have been killed in a crush at a school in Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa, during a charity event for Ramadan, officials say.
The incident began after hundreds crowded into a narrow street in the Bab al-Yemen area late on Wednesday to get handouts of from a merchant.
Video showed people screaming for help and others trying to pull them free.
Later footage appeared to show dozens of bodies on the ground, as well as shoes and clothing strewn over steps.
Officials from the rebel Houthi movement accused organizers of failing to co-ordinate with local authorities and said they had been detained.
Yemen has been devastated by a civil war that escalated in 2015, when the Iran-aligned Houthis seized control of large parts of the west of the country from the internationally-recognized government and a Saudi-led coalition intervened in an effort to restore its rule. END