At least four people were killed in a luxury hotel in Havana – World – News

The powerful explosion that destroyed the luxurious Saratoga Hotel in downtown Havana claimed at least four lives. Other people were injured, Cuban state television reported.

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The five-star Saratoga Hotel in Havana, Cuba, exploded on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the bomb was not caused by a bomb. The probable cause of the explosion is a gas leak, the AP agency wrote. Rescuers intervene on the spot.

“The first signs show that the explosion caused a gas leak,” said the Cuban president, who arrived at the scene of the accident. Shortly after the explosion, Cubadebate’s government said, based on testimony from people on the spot, that the explosion could have been caused by gas cylinders.

Several cars have been destroyed around the hotel and a large number of police and rescue units are on site. They search the bowels of the building and the rubble.

According to the EFE agency, thick smoke is rising from the hotel, which can be seen from most of the capital. The first two floors of the hotel and the outer façade are significantly destroyed. However, the other four floors of the building also show damage.

Hotel Saratoga is located in one of the busiest parts of Havana. According to the AFP agency, this is a five-star hotel with 96 rooms. Saratoga was considered one of the most luxurious facilities in Havana. In the past, this hotel used to be important politicians, businessmen and celebrities. In recent years, however, the hotel has lost some of its movable clientele due to the opening of new facilities in the Cuban capital.


Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.

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