rescue and rescue teams Cuba Located in the early hours of this Tuesday New Body at Saratoga HotelFour days after the explosion, which killed 40 people and injured 94. least three people still missing,
“It was possible to go from the basement to the sub-basement in the salvage and rescue operations and they continue to work the rubble,” said the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC, legal only) Tamara Placeres, in Old Havana, quoted by local radio station Radio Rebel.
Meanwhile, Colonel Luis Guzmán, the head of the Cuban Fire Department, said that At least three hotel staff still missing,
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The search is focused on areas of the kitchen and dining room in “high-risk” situations, so rescuers and firefighters are also safe,” Guzmán confirmed, according to the state-run Agáncia Cubana de Noticias news agency.
After all these hours, there is little hope of survival in the rubble, although Cuban officials have reiterated that They won’t stop searching until they find the missing,
Friday’s explosion killed 40 people, aged between 10 and 77, and most of them Cubans, except a young Spanish tourist, the latest figures from the Ministry of Public Health showed.
number of injured 94Out of which 18 are hospitalized.
The Cuban government has reiterated that it was a gas leak accident When a liquefied gas tanker truck was filling a store tank.
The hotel was not operational at the time of the accident, but 51 employees were inside, preparing it to reopen, which is due 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 five-star luxury accommodation is located on the iconic Paseo del Prado Avenue in the historic center of the Cuban capital, one of the most visited by tourists visiting the island.