SANAA, Yemen- The death toll from a fresh Saudi-led coalition air strike, on a popular market, in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, on Wednesday evening, increased to 19, a local medic said.

The air strike hit a vegetable market, in the Bait al-Masoudi area, in Bait al-Fakih district, south of the port city, Karim Daghush, doctor of Bait al-Fakih hospital, said.

The doctor said, by phone, that, the death toll increased from 15 to 19, and 10 others were critically wounded.

"Some injured are more likely to die from dangerous bleeding and injures," Daghush said, adding that, the small hospital in the district lacks equipment to save the lives of these injured.

Earlier in the day, three people, including a child, were killed, when a Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a gathering of internally displaced families, in Hodeidah, according to a hospital official there.

Last week, a coalition air strike killed 17 passengers, fleeing escalating war in Hodeidah, and injured 20 others, according to a local hospital official.

Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab military coalition, that intervened in Yemen in Mar, 2015, to support the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, after the Houthi rebels forced him into exile.

The Yemeni civil war has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced nearly three million others.


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