Houthi rebels surround school
Houthi rebels immediately surrounded the school where the event was held. Common people including journalists are not being allowed to go there. According to the Houthi-run Interior Ministry, two organizers have been detained in this regard so far and the matter is under investigation. Some witnesses told the AP news agency that Houthi rebels fired in the air to control the crowd.
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Panic spread by the explosion
People said that the bullet probably hit an electric wire and exploded. This created panic and people started going on a rampage, he/she said. In some videos being shared on social media, bodies can be seen lying on the ground inside a large compound with people screaming around them. The conflict in Yemen began in 2014 when Iran-backed Houthi rebels captured the capital Sanaa.
(with agency inputs)