At least five dead and more than 100 injured in celebrations marking the triumph of the Yemeni soccer team

At least five people died and 124 others were injured in various parts of Yemen, including the capital, Sana’a, after shots were fired to celebrate the youth team’s title win at the West Asian Championship. (WAFF).

Houthi health minister Taha al Mutawakkil has said victims in need of intensive care and major surgery were hit by stray bullets as the perpetrators shot into the sky to celebrate the national team’s triumph, SABA reports, the Yemeni news agency.

At least five dead and more than 100 injured in celebrations marking the triumph of the Yemeni soccer team
At least five dead and more than 100 injured in celebrations marking the triumph of the Yemeni soccer team

“We congratulate the people of Yemen on this victory, who have delighted the hearts of their children amid aggression and siege, but we regret the injuries or deaths that have occurred as a result of these unpredictable acts by those who did so.” not paying attention to the consequences, “he said.

Al Mutawakkil has urged the population to adhere to the guidelines of the leader of the Yemeni Houthi movement, Abdelmalek al Huthi, and not to use firearms to hold any kind of celebration.

On Monday, Yemen’s youth team defeated tournament hosts Saudi Arabia in the final in the city
, on penalties, the 4: 3 ended in a 1-1 draw after the first ninety minutes.

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