Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Car bomb kills 35 people outside Yemen police college

SANAA (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a police college in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing 35 people and wounding dozens, police said, less than a week after a suicide bombing south of the capital left nearly 30 dead. [...]

Brigadier Abdulaziz al-Qudsi, deputy general manager of Sanaa police, said that 68 people were also wounded by the explosion which sent a large plume of smoke into the sky above a densely built up and congested part of the city near the central bank and defence ministry.

"The situation is catastrophic. We arrived to find bodies piled on top of each other," a paramedic at the scene told Reuters as ambulances took casualties away.

"We found the top part of one person yelling, while his bottom half was completely severed."