15 killed, 8 wounded in various republic incidents [Archives:2006/937/Local News]

April 13 2006

GOVERNORATES, April 11 ) Six people were reported killed and another eight wounded in clashes Tuesday in Marib. The military-affiliated 26 September Net quoted a Marib source as saying clashes erupted 40 km. south of Marib between Al-Hadad and Al-Qaradea tribesmen over revenge cases dating back to 1990.

The same source indicated that both tribes sustained deaths and injuries, adding that clashes between the two tribes continued for three hours in different areas of Marib after tribesmen resorted to hunting each other in armed cars.

In other news, six people died Tuesday in a dawn fire that destroyed a western Sana'a carpet store, damaging property estimated at YR 2 million. Security sources said fire broke out in a Hayel Street carpet store, killing six people ranging in age from 15 to 55 years old as they slept inside.

Four civil defense vehicles rushed to the scene to extinguish the fire that killed the six, who were from Al-Hattami area, Wesab Al-Safel in Dhamar province. The victims' bodies were taken to the Kuwait Hospital morgue in Sana'a.

The same sources pointed out that the incident is being investigated to identify the cause of the fire at the carpet store, which belonged to Mohamed Al-Hutami.

In Ibb, three sisters suffocated to death in Najed Al-Juma'e district when an outdated refrigerator running on gas consumed all the oxygen in the room where they were sleeping. The room's door and windows were shut, thereby preventing any ventilation.

A security source told Saba News Agency that the girls were 13, 14 and 15 years old. He attributed the three deaths to negligence and carelessness on the part of their family, which put an outdated refrigerator inside their room.