2 February, 2023

Explosion Destroyed Hotel Saratoga in Havana, at least eight dead and 13 missing and 30 hospitalized

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Cuba.– On the morning of this Friday an explosion destroyed the Hotel Saratoga, In the Habana, Cuba. The explosion also affected buses and cars that were around the place., At least eight people died and it is estimated that there are 13 missing persons and more than 30 hospitalized

The noise occurred over the 10:50 in the morning local time (14:50 GMT) and caused the collapse of part of the facade of the building in the capital of Cuba. Cuban authorities attribute the tragedy to "a gas leak" and the president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, visited the place.

The bass, the first and second floors of the six-story building- were seriously affected by the explosion, that knocked down the facade, causing a rain of rubble on the street. The mountain of debris on the sidewalk exceeds the height of a person. Upper floors were also damaged..

Search and rescue work continues at the hotel., where it is still possible that there are people trapped”, published on Twitter the account of the Presidency of Cuba.