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French communist leader backs Cuba’s efforts to put out deadly fire

Paris, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The National Secretary of the French Communist Party (PCF, in Spanish) Fabien Roussel expressed his strong support for firefighters in Cuba who are currently facing a large-scale mortal fire in Matanzas city and for the victims.

On Twitter, Roussel called for solidarity with Cuba in face of the death-dealing fire caused by a lightning strike on one of the oil storage tanks in the western province, where one death, over 120 injured people and 16 people missing have been reported to date.

Roussel regretted that in spite of efforts, the destructive fire continues out of control.

On Monday, PCF´s International Relations Head Lydia Samarbakhsh shared with Prensa Latina a message of encouragement from her organization addressed to the Cuban people amid such a complex times.

French communists expressed regret for human, material and ecological consequences, considered by experts as one of Cuba´s worst disasters ever.