At least six are dead and 30 injured after Saudi airstrikes targeted the presidency building in the heart of the Yemeni capital today. The three-floor presidency building in Sanaa was completely flattened in the strike while surrounding buildings in the city’s busy Tahrir district – including a famous five-star hotel – were heavily damaged.
Many were believed to have been buried under the rubble while cars were charred and pools of blood covered the pavement. Footage showed how chaos and confusion broke out as the blast rocked the neighbourhood. Ambulances rushed to the area to retrieve casualties.
Health officials say the casualties were civilians and it was not known if there were any Houthi rebel leaders inside the presidency at the time.