A tremendous explosion struck out one of Cuba’s most luxurious five-star hotels, killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 60 others.
Several stories of the Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana were destroyed in an explosion thought to have been caused by an unlit gas truck parked outside.
In four days, the historical and cultural hotel was scheduled to reopen after the epidemic.
Much of its outside wall has been ripped off and it now lays in ruins.
Efforts are still being made to discover anybody who may have been buried beneath the rubble.
According to the Cuban government, the victims included a lady who was pregnant and a kid.
Nearby hospitals are taking care of the wounded.
One of the hotel’s neighbors, Yazira de la Caridad.
According to eyewitnesses, the explosion sent black smoke and clouds of dust into the sky.
Local authorities report that all of the school’s students were successfully evacuated and that no damage was done to the hotel’s adjacent school.
President Miguel Diaz-Canel has inspected the damage site, which is located next to the government’s ancient legislative building.. According to the president: “It’s a sad accident, not a bomb or a terrorist strike.”
The tragedy occurs just as the country’s tourist industry was beginning to recover from the two years of hardship brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak.
During most of this time, the Saratoga Hotel, a historic landmark in the old colonial area of the capital, was closed for renovations.
Celebrities like of Madonna, Beyonce and Mick Jagger have made the 19th century edifice associated with Havana’s visitors since President Obama’s rapprochement between the two countries.

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