29 children killed when the school bus was hit by an airstrike in Yemen will be buried side by side

Workers in Yemen have been preparing graves for the 29 children who were killed by an air strike by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in the rebel-controlled north

Serious for the innocent: 29 children killed when their school bus was hit by an air strike in Yemen will be buried next to each other

  • Dozens of workers seen in devastating photos preparing small tombs for children killed in a deadly attack
  • Yemen staggered by yesterday's air strike with victims and belongings of children scattered on the ground
  • The coalition led by Saudi Arabia has announced an investigation into the air strike that killed and wounded the scores in Yemen

Jordan Barnes for Mailonline

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Duel Yemenis have been digging graves for the 29 children to be buried side by side after being killed by the air strike that hit a school bus yesterday.

It occurs when the coalition led by Saudi Arabia that launched the missile announced that it will investigate the deadly attack to help "clarify its circumstances" after the attack.

The anguished images show dozens of workers preparing rows of tombs measuring only a few feet in length.

Workers in Yemen have been preparing graves for the 29 children who were killed by an air strike by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in the rebel-controlled north

Workers in Yemen have been preparing graves for the 29 children who were killed by an air strike by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in the rebel-controlled north

Distressing images show mourners using their hands to help dig holes in the ground that measure only a few feet in length as they clear the space for the deceased youth

Distressing images show mourners using their hands to help dig holes in the ground that measure only a few feet in length as they clear the space for the deceased youth

Distressing images show mourners using their hands to help dig holes in the ground that measure only a few feet in length as they clear the space for the deceased youth

The rows of tombs indicate that the children who died in the deadly airstrike on Thursday will be buried side by side

The rows of tombs indicate that the children who died in the deadly airstrike on Thursday will be buried side by side

The rows of tombs indicate that the children who died in the deadly airstrike on Thursday will be buried side by side

The missile attack of yesterday has caused the growing indignation of international organizations. The Saudi-led coalition that coordinated the air strike announced that they will investigate the incident

The missile attack of yesterday has caused the growing indignation of international organizations. The Saudi-led coalition that coordinated the air strike announced that they will investigate the incident

The missile attack of yesterday has caused the growing indignation of international organizations. The Saudi-led coalition that coordinated the air strike announced that they will investigate the incident

The United Nations and Washington called for early investigations into the air strike that destroyed a bus at the Dahyan market in Saada province, the bastion of the Houthi rebels.

It is expected that the UN Security Council will discuss the attack today behind closed doors.

A senior official of the Saudi coalition told the news agencies:

"The leadership of the coalition has ordered the immediate opening of an investigation to evaluate the events, clarify their circumstances and announce the results as soon as possible."

While authorities are still trying to identify the victims of the attack, reports suggest that the death toll could rise.

A hospital backed by the Red Cross said it received the bodies of 29 children while the Huthi health minister, Taha al-Mutawakel, estimated the death toll in 51 people, including 40 children.

More than 60 injured are "children under the age of ten".

At the site of the attack, the wrecked remains of the bus still remain, along with a considerable crater that formed after the air strike.

Unicef ​​backpacks, books and other personal belongings belonging to the deceased and wounded lie scattered on the ground.

A Yemeni boy evaluates the wrecked remains of a bus that was destroyed in the Dahyan market in the Saada province of the Huthi rebels

A Yemeni boy evaluates the wrecked remains of a bus that was destroyed in the Dahyan market in the Saada province of the Huthi rebels

A Yemeni boy evaluates the wrecked remains of a bus that was destroyed in the Dahyan market in the Saada province of the Huthi rebels

The victims' scattered belongings, including Unicef ​​backpacks and books, are in the place of the air strike in Saada, part of northern Yemen.

The victims' scattered belongings, including Unicef ​​backpacks and books, are in the place of the air strike in Saada, part of northern Yemen.

The victims' scattered belongings, including Unicef ​​backpacks and books, are in the place of the air strike in Saada, part of northern Yemen.

A considerable crater was created by the missile that hit a bus (behind), killing at least 29 children and injuring 48 others

A considerable crater was created by the missile that hit a bus (behind), killing at least 29 children and injuring 48 others

A considerable crater was created by the missile that hit a bus (behind), killing at least 29 children and injuring 48 others

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