While trying to move them to destroy them. mine depot explosion kills 8 experts West Yemen

While trying to move them to destroy them. mine depot explosion kills 8 experts West Yemen

Eight experts working on the Saudi Demining project ("Masam ") were killed after a mine exploded in a warehouse outside the coastal city of al-Mocha, west of Taiz province, southwest of Yemen.

A military source told Al-Masdar online that the explosion occurred in a warehouse in the Al-Tabilah area, east of the town of al-Mocha, which mines being transported to by engineering teams from the remnants of the Houthis, in preparation for destruction.

The store is an abandoned school, and the explosion occurred while the workers were transporting the mines to the warehouse, he said.

The Saudi demining project, on its website, announced the killing of six experts and the wounding of a seventh of the 26, 30 divisions, "with a huge explosion that shook the collection store of mines and shells."

He added that the explosion occurred at one o'clock on Thursday afternoon, and that it happened "in the store allocated to it (mines) which led to its destruction."

The dead were said to be:

Abdulbaki Mohammed Hasan Mohammed, team leader 26 Masam.

Extractor Talal Mohammed Ahmed al-Jundi, member of Team 26.

Nabil Mohammed Saleh Saeed, team missile operator 30 Masam.

Rashid Kreef Hussain, team missile operator 30.

Ahmed Mohammed Saeed Ali, team 26 medical support.

Adel Thabit Shaye’a, a 26-Masam team driver.

Five demining experts working on the "MASAM " project of nationalities from South Africa, Kosovo, Croatia and Bosnia, including the Deputy project director, were killed last January with a similar explosion in a project building in Marib City.

The Houthis have planted hundreds of thousands of mines since the beginning of the war in various parts of Yemen, according to semi-official statistics, killing and wounding hundreds of civilians.


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