Havana.- The Explosion at Saratoga Hotel in HavanaCuba, already gone 43 MuertosAfter the discovery of another body, according to the Cuban Ministry of Public Health.
According to the report updated on Tuesday, May 10, in addition to 43 deaths, there was a smattering of blasts at the Saratoga Hotel. 97 injuredof which 17 people hospitalizedThe condition of 6 critical and 2 is critical, while 37 have been discharged.
All The dead so far are of Cuban nationalityLike one of the wounded, with the exception of a Spanish.
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Rescuers work counter-clockwise workers buried in rubble The installation, which according to first information from the authorities, exploded after a leak of liquefied gas.
Colonel Luis Guzmán, the head of the Cuban fire department, reported in the morning that at least Three hotel staff still missing,
“The search focused on the kitchen and dining room areas in high-risk situations, so rescuers and firefighters are safe as well,” Guzman said.
About how long the operation might take, Guzman explained that “an estimate cannot be given.”
“We want this to happen as soon as possible, but we cannot violate what has been established with security measures by making hasty decisions,” state media Cubedbet reported.
President Miguel Diaz-Canel Visited the accident site this afternoon to oversee the rescue work.
The hotel was not operational at the time of the accident, but 51 workers were inPreparing it to reopen, is scheduled for this Wednesday.
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Saratoga was built in 1880 and served as a hotel since 1911. Its last restoration took place in 2005, when the building was deeply renovated.
This luxury accommodation with a five-star rating, located on the iconic Paseo del Prado Avenue in the historic center of the Cuban capital, is the area most visited by tourists visiting the island.
Explosion at Cuba’s Saratoga Hotel kills 43