Death toll in Yemen explosion rises to at least 50

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Posted: Mar 28, 2011 7:07 AM
Death toll in Yemen explosion rises to at least 50

ADEN (Reuters) - The death toll in an ammunition factory blast in south Yemen on Monday rose to between 50 and 55, doctors at a government hospital in the town of Jaar said. Witnesses said the blast took place after Jaar residents broke into the factory to steal ammunition a day after clashes broke out in the town between Islamist militants and the army.

(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf; Writing by Cynthia Johnston)