YEMEN Press Agency

Newborn stolen after being born from hospital in Lahj

LAHJ, Feb. 01 (YPA) – A newborn was stolen immediately after his birth on Tuesday afternoon from inside Ibn Khaldoun Hospital in Al-Hota city, the center of Lahj province, southern Yemen.

The crime shocked the residents of the province, a few days after the rehabilitation of the hospital and the opening of the obstetric emergency department and the nursery, local sources reported.

The sources added that during the investigation of the theft of the newborn, it became clear that some surveillance cameras had malfunctioned.

The shocking incident reflects the state of chaos in the areas under the control of the factions loyal to the Saudi-Emirati coalition in southern Yemen.