Missile explosion rocks Aden [Archives:2003/640/Local News]

June 9 2003

Explosion of an old missile claimed lives of 3 persons on Thursday June 5 in Beer Ahmed area near Aden City. It is one of the missiles used in military manoeuvre carried out in the area in 1994.
The Yemen Times learned that the explosion that happened late at night of Thursday was an old projectile used by training military planes in the region.
An eyewitness said that the explosion fierce and resounding, heard all over the city. Residents rushed to the explosion site to watch the rising smoke and bodies of people killed in the incident.
YT has also learned that the people killed in the explosion had tried to dismantle and defuse the projectile which went off and killed them. Al-Ramla area is actually a field used for military training and manoeuvre.