At least 39 people have been killed, most of them children, in a strike by the Saudi-led coalition that hit a school bus in northern Yemen, a rebel-affiliated health official told dpa.
Most of those killed were under 15 years old, said Youssef al-Hadri, a spokesman for the health ministry, which is controlled by the Houthi rebels. He added that 43 others were injured.
Residents said the bus had been carrying students who were heading to a summer school on Thursday when the strike hit near Dahyan market in the province of Sa’ada, which is a rebel stronghold.
The International Committee of the Red Cross tweeted that one of the hospitals it supports “has received dozens of dead and wounded” after “an attack this morning on a bus driving children in Dahyan Market.”