large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday shortly after a jet landed carrying officials of the country’s Saudi-backed government.
Dozens of casualties were reported. Video viral on social networking sites shows hundreds of people were gathered on the tarmac when the blast struck.
People were still disembarking from the plane carrying members of Yemen’s new government when the explosion hit, causing the crowd to scatter as they rushed for cover. At least 22 people were dead, reports said.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast.