The compound that is home to Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh was hit by Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Sunday (10 May) but he survived the strike.

Thick smoke rose from the compound of Yemen's ex-president whose loyalists in the army fight alongside Shi'ite Houthis' side opposed to Saudi-based President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Journalists filming the aftermath of the strike were caught up in a secondary wave of bombings at the location with cameramen fleeing for cover.

"Thank God we survived miraculously while we were covering the story at the house of the former president [Ali Abdullah Saleh]. Several missiles were fired from air strikes and I think one of the journalists was injured. At the time we didn't know where we were and what was happening because of the intensity of the situation. It was difficult," said cameraman Ahmed Yahya.

Three loud explosions were heard and plumes of smoke were seen rising from the area where Saleh's residence is located in the capital.

These attacks at dawn came on the same day that Yemen's dominant Houthi group accepted a five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by its adversary Saudi Arabia but said it would respond to any violations of the pause.

Neighbouring Saudi Arabia had said on Friday (8 May) that the ceasefire could begin on Tuesday (12 May) if the Iranian-allied militia agreed to the pause, which would let in badly needed food and medical supplies.

Backed by the United States, a Saudi-led coalition has been conducting air strikes against the Houthis and army units loyal to Saleh since 26 March with the aim of restoring the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.