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Two patients remain hospitalized due to Zaratoga Hotel blast


Two patients remain hospitalized due to Zaratoga Hotel blast

Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Public Health Ministry (MINSAP, in Spanish) on Monday reported that two individuals remain hospitalized after being injured in May 6´s Saratoga Hotel accidental blast.

According to MINSAP´s latest report, 46 of the 99 injured were killed in the accident, while 51 have already been discharged, and a man and woman remain hospitalized, both reported in critical condition and seriously-ill, respectively.

25 men, 21 women, 4 children, a pregnant woman and a Spanish citizen passed away during such an accidental explosion

On May 6, around 11:00 sharp, local time, the iconic Saratoga Hotel partially collapsed due to an accidental blast as a liquefied natural gas tanker was transferring natural gas into the facility.

The blast wave also damaged nearby facilities including the José Martí Theater, an elementary school as well as residential buildings whose residents were taken to state-run shelter centers till their respective houses are rebuilt.


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