According to the initial investigations, the explosion that caused three minor injuries occurred when one of the residents of the building turned on a light switch, which ignited the concentrated fuel.
One of the injured people has already been discharged; a child has been hospitalized in the Juan Manuel Marquez pediatric hospital and his father in the Calixto Garcia hospital, the official explained.
Reporting earlier on this incident, Colonel Luis Carlos Guzman, head of the Cuban Fire Department, assured that this “has nothing to do with what happened in the Saratoga hotel,” which was damaged on Friday after the accidental explosion of liquefied gas while being supplied by a tanker truck.
On Tuesday, the Cuban Civil Defense denied rumors on social media about an alleged gas leak in the Cuban capital.
Given the logical expectation of Havana residents caused by the accident at the Saratoga hotel, the Manufactured Gas Company assured that the two plants that produce this fuel (methanated air) are working stably and with operational safety, guaranteeing the service to its customers.
He also reported that company workers are on call 24 hours a day to receive all calls or handle situations that may arise.