Subió a 32 el número de muertos en hotel cubano / Cuba hotel explosion death toll rises to 32, 19 missing

LA HABANA.- Los muertos por la explosión en el hotel Saratoga subieron a 32, mientras los lesionados suman los 80, informaron este sábado medios locales de prensa en La Habana

La responsable provincial del Frente de Restablecimiento de Contactos Familiares de la Cruz Roja, Gloria Bonnin, confirmó a la agencia estatal Prensa Latina que son 19 los desaparecidos, según la lista elaborada hasta el momento.

El suceso, descartado como un atentado por las autoridades cubanas, se produjo en la mañana del viernes cuando un camión cisterna de gas licuado servía un depósito del hotel.

EFE

Cuba hotel explosion death toll rises to 32, 19 missing

Havana [Cuba], May 7 (ANI/Sputnik): The death toll from the gas explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana has risen to 32, with 19 people missing, news agency Prensa Latina reported on Saturday, citing Gloria Bonnin, the provincial head of the family reconnection front of the Red Cross.

Earlier in the day, the reported casualties included 25 dead and more than 60 hospitalized people.

On Friday, a powerful explosion destroyed the Saratoga hotel, located in front of the National Capitol building in Cuba’s Havana. The hotel was scheduled to reopen after the pandemic on May 10 and no visitors were staying there at the time of the blast.

The explosion severely damaged the front part of the building up to the fifth floor and several neighboring buildings. The authorities said the explosion was an accident, stressing that the hotel’s gas equipment and contractors had all necessary permits and licenses. ANI