Cuba: 22 casualties so far from Havana explosion
According to authorities, 21 adults and one child died in the explosion.
At least 22 people have died so far in Cuba's Hotel Saratoga explosion in the center of Havana, which occurred on Friday, up from 18 reported earlier.
According to Cuban authorities, 21 adults and one child died. 64 survivors were also taken to hospitals, 14 of whom are minors. Cuba has not given out an official statement yet, but the search and rescue operation is over.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Cuba reported that the explosion was caused by a gas leak and that no foreign nationals were injured, as the hotel has not been operational since the pandemic began. The hotel was scheduled to be reopened on May 10.
Watch | A powerful blast destroys the Saratoga hotel, located in front of the National Capitol building in #Cuba’s Havana. https://t.co/CWMXamPm0V— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) May 6, 2022
The explosion's casualties were mostly maintenance crews working at the hotel.