Cuba: Fire, explosions at fuel depot leave dozens injured 06.08.2022

Deutsche Welle | Aug 6, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • At least 17 people are missing and 77 others are injured after a fire triggered explosions at a fuel depot in northwestern Cuba, officials said Saturday.
  • The blaze began overnight after lightning struck a crude oil storage tank on the outskirts of the city of Matanzas, the official Cuban News Agency reported.
  • President Miguel Diaz-Canel visited the scene on Saturday morning and posted on Twitter that emergency workers were “trying to avert the spread of the flames and any spill of fuel” into the Matanzas bay.