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WATCH: Incredibly Powerful Explosion Rocks Yemen’s Capital

A Saudi-led air strike in Yemen destroyed a weapons cache outside the capital of Sana’a hours ago, causing a massive explosion with shockwaves blowing out windows throughout the city.

According to Al-Jazeera, “at least 46 people” were killed when Saudi forces dropped a bomb on a scud missile facility inside the city of Sana’a, the latest attack agains the new Houthi government. The Saudis accuse the Houthi, a Shiite minority, of receiving materiel support from Iran, accusations that they both deny.

Ammar Al-Aulaqi, a political activist who was in his apartment at the time of the attacks, tweeted that it was “the mother of all explosions”:

“The house has been shaking for the past three weeks, but this time it felt like a missile exploded inside the building,” Al-Aulaqi told Mashable. “The door was shut by the blast and I couldn’t open it due to the pressure difference. Then I started hearing the people screaming all around.”

“I saw women not wearing hijabs, which is not common in Yemen, running out with their babies trying to get a ride out,” he added.

(Regional geopolitics aside, this video is also an excellent demonstration of how the speed of light travels faster than the speed of sound.)

Watch below:

[h/t Tim Mak]
[Image via screenshot]

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