hotel Saratoga Havana explosion

MIAMI, United States.- The Hotel Saratoga, located in the Havana Prado, suffered an explosion this Friday and part of the exterior facade collapsed. So far no details are known of what could have caused the incident and if there are victims inside the building.

According to a live broadcast from outside the Hotel, right in front of the Capitol, Angel Cuza He assured that ordinary Cubans themselves were the ones who saved some of the people who had been left under the rubble, and that the authorities arrived late at the scene. He also explained that the noise felt like a bomb. Sources speculate about a possible attack with explosives.

Cuza, activist and human rights defender, assures that there are still people trapped in the Hotel, who are still being pulled out of the rubble. The activist, who narrated what is happening in real time, explains that ambulances and fire trucks continue to arrive, but that it is too late because many people have not yet been rescued.

The only official media that echoed the news so far is Cubadebatewhich cites witnesses from social networks and alludes to a tweet by Guerrero Cubano in which he says that the event presumably took place when liquefied gas was being transferred.

“Urgent: Strong explosion in #HotelSaratoga, Old Havana #Cuba. Presumably while transferring liquefied gas from a truck. There is serious damage and possible loss of life. We will continue to report on this,” Guerrero Cubano wrote.

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News in development…

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