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Death toll in Havana hotel explosion tops 30

Pressa Latina: Bomb attack in Havana hotel rises to 32 dead, 19 missing

The death toll from the attack on the Hotel Saratoga in Havana, Cuba, has exceeded 30. Pressa Latina reports it with reference to representatives of the Red Cross in the republic.

According to them, the number of victims has reached 32 people, another 19 are missing. There are 45 injured in hospitals, nine of them are in critical condition. The search and rescue operation is currently underway.

Previously, about 22 deaths were reported, including a child.

The explosion at the Hotel Saratoga, located in front of the Havana Capitol, was known on May 6. According to eyewitnesses, at least two floors of the hotel were completely destroyed.

According to media reports, the hotel was preparing to reopen after renovations. It was closed for a long time due to COVID-19, and before the proposed opening, work was done on the building to check the gas pipes. According to the rescue services, the cause of the explosion could be a gas leak.


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