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MADRID, Spain.- A building located on Avenida de los Mártires in Camagüey, in danger of collapsing, “threatens the hundreds of people who daily pass by on the sidewalk,” denounced an Internet user identified as Ricardo Gómez Pérez in recent days.

Gómez Pérez called on the Camagüey authorities to find a solution to it; and he questioned: “Is it necessary to wait for a heavy fragment from up there to fall and kill a person, who could be a child or an old man?”

In her post, shared via Facebookthe user showed images where the deterioration of the property is observed.

He also recalled that a few years ago there was a tree in the La Yaba neighborhood, which was reported several times because of its danger, and “they never did anything, until one day it unfortunately fell and killed a woman.”

“That was enough for the firefighters to come to the scene in a short time and with cutting equipment to remove the fallen tree on the road and remove the body (…) It seems that we have to wait for a misfortune again for them to take action.”

Gómez Pérez also said that, “curiously”, on the sidewalk in front, the Puerto Príncipe hotel is being repaired.

Among the many buildings in Cuba that are about to collapse is also building number 1353 on Calzada de Diez de Octubre, in La Víbora.

as exposed CubaNet In a recent report, said building was declared uninhabitable more than 30 years ago, but more than 10 families remain inside, who, with no other place to move to, fear dying buried under tons of rubble.

On October 17, a five-year-old girl died on Sol street in Old Havana and two other people had to be hospitalized after a building collapsed.

While at the end of the same month another landslide in the 19 de Diciembre neighborhood, Caimanera, Guantánamo province, caused injuries to a girl who was climbing the stairs of the house with her father, at the moment of the collapse.

As the latest official data, in 2020 a total of 854 multi-family buildings in poor condition were recorded on the Island, 696 of them in the capital, and consequently, a total of 849,753 affected. The lack of official data makes it impossible to know the number of people who come to the institutions to ask for help.

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