A total of 30 people have been killed so far this Sunday Cuba The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) has said that an accidental explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana has resulted.
To date, 84 people were injured and 24 of them have been admitted to the hospital.Thirty patients were evacuated and 30 died, “MINSAP said in a statement on its website.
In its previous draw, it reported 27 deaths, but firefighters and rescue workers were searching for bodies beneath the rubble of a building located in old Havana on Sunday.
“We spent 43 hours uninterrupted to find large numbers of people.” And “I do not think it will stop until they meet,” Alexis Acosta, the mayor of Old Havana, told reporters at the scene.
The manager explained that “the main insurance services for the hotel are located in the basement and sub-basement, including the warehouse, refrigerators, offices and laundry.” He acknowledged that the amount of debris generated by the explosion “made it difficult to access everywhere” underground.
Of the 30 people who died, according to MINSAP Has four children and a teenager, A pregnant woman and a 29-year-old Spanish tourist, Her husband was also injured in an explosion that partially destroyed a luxury hotel that was being renovated.
Of the 24 people admitted to the hospital, seven are in critical condition, six are in critical condition and 11 are in care.
Among the many messages of condolence and solidarity that Cuba has received since Friday’s accident, one was added by Pope Francis this Sunday.
“We also pray for the victims of the explosion at a large hotel in the Cuban capital, Havana. May the risen Christ take you to your Father’s house and comfort your relatives, ”the Pope of Argentina retweeted in his message on Twitter by the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
The iconic five-star hotel was closed for two years due to the epidemic and was set to reopen to the public on May 10. Its first four sites were destroyed.
At that time, as announced by the Ministry of Tourism on Saturday Exploded, Probably due to a gas leakThere were 51 workers inside.
Saratoga has been known for presenting many celebrities in recent years, including Mick Jagger, Beyonc மற்றும் and Madonna.
Built in 1880 to house shops, the building was converted into a hotel in 1933 and converted into a luxury company in 2005.
– “Unity” –
“What happened was very unfortunate, devastating, especially the loss of life, and the injured people, but I would like to highlight again the pace at which people and organizations mobilized.”, He tweeted Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
“Unity prevails. #ForceCuba”, He added of the many Cubans who rushed on Friday to donate blood to help the wounded.
Television reports said residents of neighboring houses damaged by the bombing had been evacuated to shelters as a precaution.
In reconstructions, the Saratoga Closed to tourists for two years International spreadSo when the crash occurred at 11:00 a.m. Friday (GMT 3:00 p.m.), workers were the only ones in the process of finalizing the details for the reopening next week.
The first elements indicate that the explosion was caused by a gas leak during the refueling operation of the tanker truck.
“It was not a bomb or an attack, it was an unfortunate accident“, He said Dias-Colonel Cuba is trying to put an end to the rumors on social media that sparked attacks on several hotels designated by deportees in the 1990s.
On Friday, United States, Canada, European Union and Venezuela In particular they expressed their condolences to the Cuban authorities. Governments this Saturday Russia and China.
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