Cuban rescuers find more human remains at the site of the fire

Cuban rescuers find more human remains at the site of the fire

(EFE).- The specialized teams found more bone remains at the site of the large industrial fire registered in Matanzas, the Minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal, reported this Monday.

“The tireless search for bone fragments and objects that could be related to any of the missing people continues and it is assumed that they were at the accident site at the time of the explosion,” Portal said on Twitter.

The fragments were found on Sunday in “several places in the area” of the fire and have already been sent to “laboratories for identification.”

Last Friday, the Cuban government reported that it had located the place of the fire – which began after the alleged lightning strike in one of eight fuel tanks with 50,000 cubic meters of capacity- the skeletal remains of four people, presumably firefighters.

The Cuban government reported that it had located the skeletal remains of four people, presumably firefighters, at the scene of the fire on Friday.

Officially 14 people are listed as missing, mainly firefighters who were working to extinguish the flames when a large explosion occurred.

The forensic doctor Jorge González Pérez, who directs the investigation of the remains of Matanzas, said on Monday that they have not located the place where they disappeared. the 14 victims, and calculated that this can last “two more days”. He added that he considers it “unlikely” that “there is any laboratory test, for example DNA” that can be performed in this case.

Until now, the government has not released their identitiesdespite the claim of independent activists and NGOs, who have affirmed that some were young people doing military service.

So far, the relatives of the disappeared are the ones who have gone to social networks to express that they have no information about them, some who have been given as dead, such as the young Leo Alejandro Doval del Prado, 19 years old.

The fire was officially declared extinguished on Friday.

The Cuban government has also not released estimates on the economic cost of this event, already described as the country’s largest industrial disaster.

The flames affected four warehouses in the industrial park, strategic for the country, causing serious explosions, with blazes of several tens of meters, and a column of toxic black smoke that reached Havana, 104 kilometers away.

The Cuban government has also not released estimates on the economic cost of this event, already described as the country’s biggest industrial disaster. Nor the exact levels of contamination from the incident.

The balance after the incident is two deceased132 people injured and 19 hospitalized, according to the daily report of the Ministry of Public Health.

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