Dominican Republic ordered the shipment of medicines and food to Cuba, which is recovering from the serious fire that occurred at the Matanzas Supertanker Base.
In accordance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs From that country, the first eight of 32 tons of food that are being delivered free of charge by the Dominican airline Sky Cana have already arrived in Cuba, together with four tons of medicines that the Dominican Republic donated in solidarity with Cuba.
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MIREX coordinates donation to Cuba affected by fire in fuel depot.
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In addition, the shipment, in two flights, of the remaining 24 tons of food, with the aim of concluding the delivery this Tuesday.
“Following the instructions of President Luis Abinader Corona, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Dominican Embassy in Cuba, coordinated the efforts for the donation of medicines and food addressed to the sister Republic of Cuba, which was affected by the fire of a fuel depot, in the municipality of Matanzas”, explains the note.
The fire in the industrial zone of Matanzas occurred when lightning struck one of the eight tanks of the Supertanker Base on August 5, with a storage capacity of 50,000 cubic meters each.
The flames caused serious explosions and a column of toxic black smoke that reached Havana, 104 kilometers away. The balance has been, until today, two dead, 14 missing and 132 injured.