Dozens of civilians killed in school bus attack

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NORTH SAADA, Yemen

Dozens of civilians have been killed in a school bus carrying children in North Saada, Yemen. The attack is blamed on a Saudi-Emirati military alliance

According to Ghani Nayeb, head of a health department in Saada province,the death toll stood at 43 with 61 others wounded.

“Scores killed, even more injured, most under the age of 10,” Johannes Bruwer, head of delegation for the International Committee of the Red Crescent (ICRC) in Yemen, said in a Twitter post.

The bus attack occurred outside a busy market in Dahyan city in Houthi-rebel controlled Saada in Yemen’s north, which borders Saudi Arabia.

Al Masirah, a pro-Houthi rebel TV network, said the deaths were caused by air strikes from the Saudi-Emirati coalition.

There was no immediate comment from the military alliance.

“As soon as this bus entered a busy market, the Saudi coalition targeted this bus,” said Hakim Masmari