Yemen: 3 children drown during school trip

Cairo: Three schoolchildren have drowned during a trip in Yemen’s temporary capital Aden, according to a local newspaper.

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The drownings occurred Saturday when the children were swimming off Al Ghadir coast west of Aden, online newspaper Aden Al Ghad reported, citing a local source.

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“The school trip ended up in a tragedy after strong waves pushed the children into the sea,” the source added.

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The internationally recognised government declared Aden a temporary capital after Yemen’s Iran-aligned Al Houthi militia staged a coup and seized the capital Sana’a in late 2014.

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In 2015, an Arab alliance co-led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE intervened in Yemen in response to a request from the government after Al Houthis advanced on Aden.

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