Minister of Health: Death toll of saudi-led Yesterday’s airstrikes on Sanaa reach to 13 martyrs, 92 wounded
SANAA, April 7 (Saba) – Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Taha al-Mutawakel on Sunday announced the increasing of death toll for the Sunday’s crime against a school and residential neighborhood caused by saudi-led attack on Sawan area, in the capital Sanaa, to 13 martyrs and 92 wounded, mostly student and women.
This came when al-Mutawakil paid an evening visit to the hospitals of Thawra (Revolution), Joumhoury(Republican) , Askary (military) and Moutahedon for the wounded people, where they were distributed to various hospitals.
He said that the US-saudi coalition’s aggression begin its fifth year with a new massacre against civilians, in disregard of international and humanitarian charters and laws, as well as disregarding the lives and blood of Yemenis.
“During our visit to the wounded in hospitals, we found the most cases suffer from severe convulsions, indicating that they were exposed to toxic gases and we have a committee of doctors and specialists to investigate these cases and know the causes,” he affirmed.
The Minister of Health reiterated that the failure of the international community to impose sanctions on the perpetrators of these crimes encouraged them to continue targeting the Yemeni people.
Al-Mutawakil called on the international organizations working in the health and humanitarian field in Yemen to condemn this massacre, to stop the crimes committed against the Yemeni people and to exert pressure to stop the aggression, stressing the importance of working to try the perpetrators of these crimes in international courts.
He called upon all the honorable and free people of the world to stand up to this crime and to exert pressure to stop the aggression.
The Minister of Health appreciated the efforts of all public and private hospitals that received the wounded and provided them with medical and health care.
The Minister of Health have visited the scene of the crime in the district of Sawan and saw the extent of damage to school, residential neighborhoods and homes of citizens.