Fire of great magnitude at the Matanzas Supertanker Base

MIAMI, United States.- In the morning hours of this Saturday, August 6, Cuban authorities were still working to extinguish a large-scale fire that has consumed part of the Matanzas Supertanker Base since Friday night.

As confirmed on its Twitter account by the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the fire occurred in the middle of a storm, when lightning struck the 52nd crude storage tank of said base.

So far, according to a report by the local media outlet TV Yumurí, specialized forces have been working to extinguish the fire at dawn. At least 70 people have already been evacuated.

“It will be very long and distressing this morning, as was the night. There is no history of a fire of such magnitude at the Supertanker Base. Today the people of #Matanzas with their paintings in front, admire for their courage and serenity. We are honored to accompany you. #FuerzaMatanzas,” Cuban leader Miguel Díaz-Canel wrote on Twitter.

The official Twitter account of the Cuban Presidency reported early this Saturday that at least 49 injured people are being treated at the Faustino Pérez Hospital in that province, two people are in critical condition and seven are in serious condition.

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