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Rescuers continue to search for survivors under the rubble of a hotel in Cuba


At the site of the explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana, CubaHAVANA, May 7. Rescuers, firefighters, medical workers and police continue to search for survivors under the rubble of the Saratoga hotel in Havana, Cuba. Earlier, the country's presidential administration reported that the death toll in the explosion at the hotel had reached 22, including one child, 64 people were hospitalized.

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“What happened is a tragedy, (we feel – ed.) powerlessness, realizing that there are people under the stones who may still be alive” – a local resident told RIA Novosti. In particular, cynologists are working on the spot. “There are still people under the rubble,” one of the Red Cross rescuers told the agency. .A gas explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana occurred on Friday morning. The blast wave destroyed the facade of the building up to the fifth floor, and damaged neighboring buildings. The authorities called the incident an accident – the gas equipment and contractors of the hotel had the necessary permits and licenses. The Saratoga Hotel, located opposite the Capitol in Havana, was not occupied and was preparing to open on May 10, according to the Ministry of Tourism, there were no foreigners among the victims.Yesterday, 18:52TourismA powerful explosion rocked the hotel in the center of Havana

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