(EFE).- The Cuban authorities keep the number of hospitalized at 12 after the explosion at the Saratoga hotel on May 6, according to the daily report of the Ministry of Public Health on Monday.
According to the last part, four of the 12 people who remain in the hospital are minors. In total, there are four serious patients and eight in a “care” state, in addition to the fact that 41 have already been discharged.
In total, there are four serious patients and eight in a “care” state, in addition to the fact that 41 have already been discharged
The Spanish citizen César Román Santalla, partner of Cristina López-Cerón –of the same nationality and one of the 46 deceased people–, continues on the list of seriously hospitalized, although his life is not at risk at the moment.
Santalla was released from the ICU last week and family sources have told a The voice of Galicia that, if the improvement continues, the young man, who is accompanied by several relatives, could return to Spain to continue with the recovery.
Now, according to local media, he has walked again and recovery from injuries is faster than initially expected. Spanish government sources said they hope that next week there will be news about Román.
The hotel explosion was attributed to a liquefied gas leak when a truck was recharging a tank at the tourist facility, located in the historic center of the capital, although more details of the investigation are still awaited, which at the moment the authorities have not offered. .
Nor is it known whether there will be compensation for the victims and their families, since the government announced pensions but not compensation for the possible liability of the state company that supplied gas to the hotel.
It is also not known whether there will be compensation for the victims and their families, since the Government announced pensions but not compensation for the possible liability of the company
In addition to the destruction of much of the hotel, the impact of the blast wave damaged another 17 adjoining buildings that are undergoing an evaluation to determine if they can be recovered or should be demolished.
The Saratoga was built in 1880 and from 1911 it functioned as a hotel. Its last restoration took place in 2005, when the building was extensively renovated.
This luxury accommodation, with a five-star category, is located on the iconic Paseo del Prado avenue, in the historic center of the Cuban capital, the area most visited by tourists who come to the island. Although it was closed on the day of the explosion, there were barely four days left for its reopening, on May 10, which is why many workers were inside preparing for the day when the explosion occurred.
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