Yemen’s Houthis admit tear-gas caused fire which killed scores of migrants

Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saturday broke their silence on the cause of a fire that tore through a detention centre for migrants earlier this month, killing at least 45 people, mostly Ethiopian migrants. The rebels acknowledged that guards fired three tear gas canisters into a crowded hangar in the capital, Sanaa, trying to end a protest by the migrants. The Houthis have controlled Sanaa since 2015, when Yemen’s internationally-recognized government fled to the city of Aden. A statement by the Houthi-run Interior Ministry said at least 11 men from the security forces were detained over the incid…

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