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Venezuela and Mexico send aid to Cuba to fight fire in Matanzas


Venezuela and Mexico send aid to Cuba to fight fire in Matanzas

Havana, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Two planes from Venezuela and Mexico carrying aid arrived in Cuba in support of the fight against the fire in the industrial zone of the city of Matanzas, which broke out on Friday night caused by a lightning.
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A Conviasa airline A340-600 brought in firefighters and specialists from the Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) state company.

In addition, approximately 20 tons of chemical products were received to assist in controlling the incident.

The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, tweeted that his country “stands in solidarity with Cuba and the people of Matanzas, in the face of the accident that occurred at the Supertanker Base. (…) you are not alone! We are willing to provide the necessary help.”

Mexico sent a second plane loaded with chemical supplies to fight the fire.

The first Mexican plane to arrive was a Boeing 737-700 of the Mexican Air Force transporting 62 soldiers and 16 technical specialists in the oil sphere.

The assistance was received at the Juan Gualberto Gomez international airport by the Cuban Minister of Transportation, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Matanzas authorities.


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