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Saudi-led coalition announces probe into Yemen bus attack

AFP  |  Riyadh 

The Saudi-led coalition today announced a probe into an air strike on a bus that killed at least 29 children in where it is fighting Huthi rebels.

"The leadership of the coalition has ordered the immediate opening of an investigation to assess the events, clarify their circumstances and announce the results as soon as possible," a said, quoted by the

The announcement came a day after the raid in the northern Yemeni rebel that also left at least 48 others wounded, stirring calls for an investigation from the and

The said the decision to investigate the strike followed information reported by "media and international organisations working in Yemen, regarding an operation by coalition forces in the province of Saada Thursday, and of a passenger bus which suffered collateral damage in this operation".

A hospital supported by the received the bodies of 29 children after the strike, the organisation said.

on Friday put the death toll at 51 people, including 40 children, while warning the number of victims could rise further.

UN called for an "independent and prompt" probe into the incident, while the urged the coalition to undertake a "thorough and transparent" investigation.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 21:40 IST