Wednesday 30 November 2022 - 1:02:22 am

Casualties reported as fire rages in Cuban oil tank farm


HAVANA, 7th August, 2022 (WAM) -- A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled on Saturday in the city of Matanzas, east of the Cuban capital, Havana, where four explosions and flames killed at least one person, injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing, Cuban authorities said.

Associated Press (AP) reported that about 1,900 people were evacuated from the area, with five people wounded and in critical condition, as well as 28 serious injuries, according to an outcome published by the Presidency of the Cuban Republic account on social media.

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