22 dead after huge explosion in Havana

22 dead after huge explosion in Havana

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May 7, 2022

At least 22 people have died and more than 60 have been hospitalised after a massive explosion rocked one of Cuba's most exclusive five-star hotels.

New Delhi, 07 May 2022

As per news report of BBC, it is believed a gas tanker which was parked outside the Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana ignited, causing an explosion which destroyed several floors of the building. The historic hotel was set for a post-pandemic reopening in four days. It now lies in ruins, with much of its outer wall torn off. Search and rescue operations are currently under way to locate people trapped under the debris. The Cuban presidency said the dead included a pregnant woman and a child. The injured are being treated at nearby hospitals.

Source - BBC


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