I am deeply saddened that scores of people lost their lives in a stampede outside the Old City of Sana’a yesterday.
Initial reports indicate that 78 people died in the incident and as many were injured.
This tragedy is particularly painful coming at the time of Eid al-Fatr, which is normally a joyous time for families to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
I offer my sincere condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and wish all those who were injured a speedy recovery.
The UN has been in contact with the Sana’a authorities to offer support.