A 44-year-old woman, injured in the Saratoga hotel explosion, dies

MIAMI, United States. – One of the two people who remained hospitalized due to injuries sustained in the explosion at the Saratoga hotel died this Wednesday, As reported the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) of Cuba.

This is Vanesa Sierra Suris, 44, who remained reported in a “serious” condition at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Havana.

With his death, the number of people killed in the Saratoga explosion rises to 47, where 99 people were injured, one of whom is still hospitalized. Likewise, another 51 patients were treated after the incident and discharged.

According to the MINSAP, a patient is still hospitalized at the Hermanos Ameijeiras Surgical Clinical Hospital.


On June 11, also transcended that the only baby injured by the explosion of the Saratoga, the boy Arón Dávila González, was out of danger and had been discharged.

Arón was the youngest injured and the most critical for several days, according to official reports.

Cuban authorities blamed the accident, which occurred on May 6, on a gas leak. However, so far there is no official report of the causes that caused the incident.

On the other hand, at the end of May the tourist César Román returned to Spain, hospitalized in Cuba until then due to the explosion of the hotel facility. his partner, Cristina Lopez-Ceron Ugarte, He was the only foreign victim of the incident.

The couple was in Cuba celebrating the recently completed 30 years of César Román. The remains of López-Cerón were returnees to Galicia on May 12. There the family received them, who moved them to Landro, Viveiro, the city of his birth.

For its part, the Saratoga was semi-destroyed. In addition, the explosion wreaked havoc on several of the neighboring buildings, including the El Calvario Baptist Church, the first temple of that religious denomination built in Cuba, and the Martí Theater.

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