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Cuba: Hotel in Havana collapses due to explosion | Many were killed, missing or injured

Cuba: Hotel in Havana collapses due to explosion |  Many were killed, missing or injured

A Exploded It happened this Friday Decline The Saratoga Hotel is located near the National Capitol, the seat of the Cuban Parliament Havana. Cuban officials have confirmed that at least eight people have been killed, at least 13 are missing and at least 30 have been admitted to hospital after a bomb blast near the Saratoga Hotel in Havana on Friday.

The Cuban president released the number of victims via Twitter. Similarly, it said that “preliminary investigations indicate that the explosion was caused by a gas leak.”

He was accompanied by President Miguel Diaz-Connell, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero and the head of the National People’s Authority, Stephen Lazo.

The children were safely evacuated from a nearby school, according to Cuban Communist Party officials.

The bomber struck shortly after 10:50 a.m. (14:50 GMT) and caused part of the building’s faade to collapse. After the eruption, it formed a large white smoke that could be seen from most of the city.

The ground floor of the six-story building and the first and second floors were badly damaged by the explosion, which caused the facade to collapse, causing rain to fall on the street. The mountain of debris on the sidewalk exceeded the height of a person. The upper floors were also damaged.

Emergency crews, firefighters and soldiers rushed to the scene. Numerous spectators also gathered around the building.

Saratoga is a neoclassical style building built in 1880 and has been operating as a hotel since 1933. According to official media, its last restoration took place in 2005.

With five stars, this hotel is considered one of the most luxurious in the city.

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The institution is located in the Pasio del Prado, one of the main thoroughfares of Old Havana, in the historic center of the Cuban capital.