A powerful explosion destroys a hotel in the center of Havana


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A powerful explosion in the center of Havana has killed four people and caused 13 injuries. The incident, caused by a gas leak, has caused this Friday serious damage to the emblematic Hotel Saratoga in Havana, located in the center of the Cuban capitalaccording to local media, which also reported damage to a nearby residential building and school.

The incident occurred around 10:50 a.m. (local time), with no evidence of the causes yet, according to 14 y medio. The official Cubadebate portal also includes this eventechoing images posted on social networks.

The Presidency of Cuba has reported through its account on the social network Twitter that the Preliminary investigations indicate that the explosion was caused by a gas leak and has advanced that it will give more details about the event “soon”.

Presence of Miguel Díaz-Canel

The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, has traveled to the place of the event, accompanied by the Cuban Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero, and the President of the National Assembly of Cuba, Esteban Lazo. The Cuban Presidency has released photographs in which the president can be seen at the scene of the events through social networks.

The hotel is located in Old Havana, near the Capitol. The Rescue and Rescue Command of the Fire Department, as well as officials from the Ministry of the Interior, have traveled to the area, according to the newspaper ‘Granma’.

The five-star Saratoga Hotel It is practically one hundred years old, although its current stage began in December 2005, when it reopened its doors. It has a total of 96 rooms, as stated on its website.


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