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

Deutsche Welle | Aug 6, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • At least one person was killed and 121 others were 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 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.