Fire of great proportions spreads in Matanzas with dozens of injured

There is no history of a fire of such magnitude at the Supertanker Base. Photo: Facebook/ Yumuri TV.

On this Friday night, On August 5, a fire occurred in crude oil storage tank 52 at the Matanzas Supertanker Base due to the impact of lightning.

During the early hours and morning of this Saturday there have been four explosions that took place in the second tank. So far, 52 injured are treated at the Faustino Pérez hospital.

According to Dr. Taymí Martinez Naranjo, general director of the Yumurian medical institution, of the injured there are three in critical condition, one in extreme critical condition, and 10 in serious condition.

This is what the extension of the fire looked like in the morning hours

Photo: Yanet Peña Acosta/Tv Yumuri.

Photo: Yanet Peña Acosta/Tv Yumuri.

Photo: Yanet Peña Acosta/Tv Yumuri.

Photo: Yanet Peña Acosta/Tv Yumuri.

Capture image of the satellite column of smoke that reaches Havana

The fire continues to spread. Photo: Facebook/ Yumuri TV.

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