More than 80 people have been killed in a crush at a school in the Yemeni capital Sanaa during a distribution of charity for Ramadan.
Hundreds of people had crowded into the school to receive donations which amounted to about $9 (£7) per person.
The interior ministry stated people in charge of allocating the monies have been detained and an investigation is ongoing.
Since the overthrow of the government in 2015, Houthi insurgents have controlled the city.
The incident occurred in the closing days of Ramadan, a holy month for Muslims that includes a period of fasting.
The country’s humanitarian catastrophe, according to Mohamed Ali al-Houthi, leader of the Houthi Supreme Evolutionary Committee, is to blame for the crowding.
Authorities have launched an investigation into the cause, while many relatives of those injured or killed anxiously have been waiting for news.