According to Colonel Luis Carlos Guzman, head of that force, firemen and rescuers are working to evacuate the remains.
In declarations to national television, Guzman explained that the search work is becoming more complex as the troops go deeper into the hotel, which was severely affected after the conflagration on May 6.
The officer assured that the work of removing debris and rescuing victims is being carried out with extreme caution but without interruption, and will not be concluded until the last person who could remain trapped is found.
Prior to this information, the official death toll from the accident was 35 people dead and 85 injured.
The first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in Havana, Luis Antonio Torres, and Reinaldo Garcia, governor of this capital city, are at the site where they are receiving details of the work of the officers, the source said.