So far, US military bosses have admitted they attacked an Iraqi missile base quite near the market, but they did not target any civilians.
There will be an investigation would be held into the incident.
Other main points
- Military targets and Iraq's main TV station were bombed on Tuesday night.
Seven trucks full of food aid from Kuwait have arrived in the port of Umm Qasr, according to news agency Reuters.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is flying to the US later on Wednesday to discuss how the war is going with President Bush