Saudi air strikes kill 10 chil­dren

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Saudi-led air strikes on a school in a rebel-held prov­ince of north­ern Ye­men have killed 10 chil­dren and wounded 28 oth­ers, Doc­tors With­out Borders (MSF) said. “We re­ceived 10 dead chil­dren and 28 wounded, all un­der the age of 15, who are vic­tims of air strikes on a school in Hay­dan,” said MSF spokesper­son Malak Sha­her, adding the at­tack took place on Au­gust 13. Mr Sha­her said MSF had re­ceived the chil­dren at a field hospi­tal near the school be­fore they were trans­ferred to a pub­lic hospi­tal. The Iran-backed Huthi rebels posted pic­tures and videos on Face­book of dead and blood­ied chil­dren wrapped in blan­kets. Huthi spokesper­son Mo­hammed Ab­dul­salam said war­planes “tar­geted” chil­dren at the Jo­maa bin Fad­hel school. – AFP HIGH tem­per­a­tures, stag­nant air and an in­crease in smog have driven ozone pol­lu­tion in Los An­ge­les to its high­est level since 2009.

Ozone – a gas in smog that trig­gers asthma and can cause lung dam­age – has ex­ceeded the fed­eral stan­dard of 70 parts per bil­lion in the LA re­gion for 93 days in 2016, com­pared with 69 at this time last year.

“The weather has not been co­op­er­at­ing,” said Sam At­wood, spokesper­son for the South Coast Air Qual­ity Man­age­ment District, an area re­cently men­aced by mas­sive wild­fires.

One ozone spike hit an alarm­ing 164 parts per bil­lion, a level not recorded since 2009, Mr At­wood said.

He blamed the ozone in­crease on high tem­per­a­tures and a lack of “at­mos­phere in­ver­sion”. –

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