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Fundraising campaign in UK for victims at Cuba hotel explosion

London, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Campaign of Solidarity with Cuba (CSC) in the United Kingdom on Thursday launched a fundraising campaign to help victims of the explosion occurred at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana.

According to the organization that brings together thousands of British friends of Cuba, the donations will be used to purchase medicines and equipment necessary to assist the injured and support the families of the dead and the emergency services.

On May 6, an explosion, due to a liquefied gas leak, destroyed most of the hotel’s façade and damaged several adjacent buildings, included an elementary school.

So far, 44 people have been killed and nearly 100 have been injured as a result of the explosion, while rescue forces are still looking for a person reported missing.

Most of those killed and injured in the explosion worked at the hotel facility, which was scheduled to begin welcoming guests this week, after being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic for two years.


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