At least 13 people have died and about 80 have been injured by the explosion of a gas tank for cooking located in a workshop near a school in the capital of Yemen, Sanaa, which has been allegedly caused by a bombing, according to the Government rebel.
The Ministry of Health controlled by the Houthi rebels has said in a statement that the explosion was caused by an attack by the planes of the coalition led by Saudi Arabia, which intervenes in Yemen against the insurgents.
However, residents of the area where the explosion occurred have assured Efe that the alliance devices did not fly over the area at the time of the explosion.
Residents of the suburb of Sawan, in eastern Sana'a, told EFE that a loud explosion of a gas tank located in a metal workshop affected a nearby school and caused injuries and the death of some of the students.
Therefore, five girls are among the dead, all civilians, according to the Huti ministry and residents.
The wounded have been transferred to nearby hospitals in the city, which in many occasions in the past have been targeted by the bombings of the Arab coalition, less frequent in the past months.
A plume of smoke rose over the area of the explosion, which was followed by bursts of less power, as Efe could confirm.
Yemen is the scene of an armed conflict between forces loyal to the government of President Abdo Rabu Mansur Hadi, internationally recognized, and the Shiite rebels, who dispute power and control regions of the north and west of the country, including the capital.