This Saturday, in Havana, Cuba, moments of high drama were experienced after an explosion at the Saratoga hotel, one of the most popular in the area. Everything would have originated shortly after eleven in the morning, due to a possible gas leak.
The Cuban Ministry of Health reported moments ago through its official communication channels that, at the moment, 84 people were injured. Of this number, 31 lost their lives, 30 were discharged and 24 remain in critical condition.
In the last hours, until today at 11:30, the Cuban state had confirmed the death of 27 people who were in the Saratoga hotel. During the early morning, brigade members, firefighters and rescuers continued with the tasks against the clock to find more victims.
From the Ministry of Tourism they detailed that there were 51 employees in the 5-star hotel when the explosion occurred, which occurred due to a gas leak while a tanker truck supplied the building. After the closure due to the pandemic, the luxury accommodation would open its doors next Tuesday, May 10.
The information that circulated shows that of the thirty deceased, four are minors, 16 men and 16 women, one of them a 29-year-old Spanish tourist. Of the 24 hospitalized, 7 are in critical condition, 6 in serious condition and 11 under care, one of them is the husband of the Spanish tourist who lost his life.
The hotel was undergoing renovations to open its doors, but the first four floors were destroyed. This 1880 construction, which in 1933 became a hotel and in 2005 began to show off its 5 stars, received Mick Jagger and Madonna, among other celebrities.