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Cuban president arrives at Saratoga hotel after explosion (+Photo)

Cuban president arrives at Saratoga hotel after explosion (+Photo)

Havana, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel is near the Saratoga hotel in this capital, where a strong explosion occurred a few hours ago.
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According to images circulating on social networks, the president is in the area accompanied by National People’s Power Assembly President Esteban Lazo.

Havana’s Saratoga Hotel partially destroyed by strong explosion (+Photo)

At least four people killed in explosion at Saratoga Hotel

At least 13 people missing due to explosion at Saratoga Hotel

According to a Prensa Latina team on site, the façade was destroyed and five floors of the hotel were devastated.

Ambulances are providing first aid to the victims and the loss of human life is presumed.

Forces from the National Revolutionary Police (PNR) are keeping the place cordoned off and several fire trucks provide support in the relief work in the area of Old Havana, where smoke is still visible.

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