Until 11:30 a.m. [horário local] The ministry said in a statement posted on its website, “As of May 8, the number of injured reached 84, 24 of whom were taken to hospital, 30 patients were discharged, and 30 died.”
In its previous tally, the file recorded 27 deaths, but firefighters and rescue teams worked through the early hours of Sunday to search for bodies under the rubble of the building located in Havana old or old
Among the dead were 16 men and 14 women. Among the 30 are four minors, a pregnant woman and a 29-year-old Spanish tourist whose husband was also injured in the explosion that partially destroyed the luxury hotel that was undergoing renovations.
Of the 24 in hospital, seven are in critical condition, six are in serious condition and 11 are under observation.
The hotel has been closed for two years due to the pandemic and was preparing to reopen to the public on May 10.
According to the Ministry of Tourism in Cuba51 workers were inside the building when the explosion occurred, apparently due to a gas leak at the time the facility was being supplied with a tanker truck.
The first four floors of a 5-star hotel were destroyed.
The Saratoga Hotel has been famous for hosting a number of celebrities in recent years, including Mick Jagger, Beyoncé, and Madonna. Built in 1880 to house shops, the building was converted into a hotel in 1933 and became a luxury establishment in 2005.
The Saragota Hotel is seen before and after the explosion on Friday (6) in Havana, Cuba – Photo: Reproduction/Google Street View; Play / Twitter / @soyleo27n
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