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Blast in Houthi Ammunition Stockpile Killed One Resident, Injured Dozens (Video)

One resident was killed and another ten wounded on Monday in an explosion of Houthi arms stockpile in the port city of Hodeidah.

Local residents said a Houthi-controlled warehouse that stored volatile material near homes caught fire and detonated in Alzafran neighborhood in Hodeidah province.

Following the blast, a massive fire broke out and explosions were heard as thick smoke covered the area, the residents said.

The explosions caused by fire killed Suleiman Qahawi as his house near the warehouse fell, 10 civilians were injured and five houses were destroyed, Al-Masdar Online reported.

This was not the first time the Iran-backed Houthi rebels had used residential areas to store weapons and ammunition to avoid being targeted by air strikes.

In April, an explosion of a warehouse near a school in rebel-held Sanaa killed 14 schoolgirls and wounded 16.

A report conducted by Human Rights Watch said the blast was triggered by flames that broke out in the warehouse in which Houthis used to store weapons and ammunition.

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