Dozens dead as a suicide car bomb hits convoy of buses evacuating residents from the clutches of ISIS to safe havens in Syria

Dozens of people trying to escape villages close to the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo have been killed in an explosion.

The lethal blast, believed to be a car bomb, happened at a transit point for Syrians being taken to safe havens on the outskirts of the city.

Shocking images of the aftermath show bodies lying on the ground and coaches alight.

Initial reports on Syrian state television claim 43 people died in the explosion in a rebel-held area, while dozens more were injured.