Death toll after explosion at luxury Havana hotel now at least 30

The Metro says a pregnant woman, a Spanish tourist and four minors are among at least 30 killed in a blast at a luxury hotel in Cuba.

Death toll after explosion at luxury Havana hotel now at least 30

The Metro says a pregnant woman, a Spanish tourist and four minors are among at least 30 killed in a blast at a luxury hotel in Cuba.

Search crews with dogs have been hunting through the ruins of the five-star Hotel Saratoga, looking for survivors of the apparent gas explosion.

The 96-room hotel in Old Havana had been preparing to reopen to guests after being closed for two years before the disaster on Friday.

Today, Cuban officials raised the known death toll from 27 to 30.

The force of the blast sheared outer walls from the building and damaged several nearby structures, including the historic Marti Theatre and the Calvary Baptist Church, the headquarters for the denomination in western Cuba.

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https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/08/death-toll-after-explosion-at-luxury-havana-hotel-now-at-least-30-16607439/

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