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Hotel Saratoga: at least 32 dead after a massive explosion destroyed hotel in Havana, Cuba

State-run Gaviota, which manages the hotel, said 11 workers were killed. in bang and 13 remain is absent. According to Delilah Alba Gonzalez, a spokesman for the ministry, there is a Cuban-American woman among the wounded. of Tourism spokesman.

gas leak counts cause of explosion, according to the Cuban presidential office, which states that more details would follow.

“Everything indicates that the explosion was caused as a result of an accident, ”the Office of the President of Cuba said. in tweet.

According to preliminary data, among the victims were a child and a pregnant woman. who died, he said.

presidency also said 64 people were hospitalized for injuries, including 14 minors.

Cuban state television reported that there were potential survivors in the trap. in basement of in destroyed hotel.

Eyewitnesses described a “powerful explosion” that appeared to destroy buses and cars outside Hotel in Centre of in city.

On the footage from the place you can see how blown upout facade of at least three floors of ornate white and green stucco building. Feathers of dust and smoke were visible rising around the trash on Earth.

CNN team on earth saw a bloodied woman being carried away at the scene of explosion. The fireman was using with bare hands move pieces of broken granite and stone in order to pull people out of rubble. Parts of metal awnings, balconies and large pieces of stones were scattered about 300 feet from the hotel.

The place was visited by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel. of explosion on Friday and Hermanos Ameyeras Hospital, where a row of the victims were sent to, according to images provided by the Office of the President on Twitter.

He said the explosion was “not a bomb and not an attack, it’s an unfortunate accident”, after returning to the site of explosion.

Hospitals continue treat all the wounded and rescue work is still going on, he added.

Mexican foreign minister tweeted about his solidarity with explosion victims. “Our solidarity with the victims and victims, as well as with people of dear sister nation,” said Marcelo Ebrard. in tweet.

The hotel was built at the end of 19th century and by the 1930s. one of the most important hotels in in city. Since its opening, it has 96 rooms. in 2005 after renovation, according to his website. Personalities such as the writer Rafael Alberti have passed through its doors.

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