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Mother and son injured by landslide in Centro Habana

MADRID, Spain.- A landslide that occurred this weekend on San Miguel street between Campanario and Manrique streets in Centro Habana left a mother and her young son injured.

The news was initially shared by users on social networks and later confirmed by official media through a brief note.

“Firefighters, medical services and the police are already on the scene working to care for those affected and control the situation,” he said. Cubadebate.

In a video Disseminated on Facebook, medical services and the Police can be seen on the spot; as well as a large number of Cubans in the surroundings observing the event.

“Havana is falling”, “The streets destroyed, everything in decline and very little control”, “That is the achievements of our country, the Island falling apart”, Cubans lament on social networks.

In addition, they denounce that while events like these occur frequently, the regime does not stop the construction of hotels for tourism, “which gives more money, the life of the Cuban means nothing.”

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Fatalities from landslides in Cuba

Although the municipalities of Centro Habana and Habana Vieja, in the capital, are the ones that register the most building collapses, this situation affects the entire country. These types of accidents are caused by the abandonment of structures in danger of collapsing and often cause the loss of human life.

last februaryon Avenida de los Mártires in the city of Camagüey, a man who was walking on the sidewalk died after being hit by a piece of balcony that fell off on his head.

On that occasion, the journalist José Luis Tan Estrada, who reported what happened in their social networks and shared several images of the place, he asked himself: “How many more victims are needed, the Provincial Government of People’s Power in Camagüey, the Office of the Historian of Camagüey and all the authorities of the province to deal with these possible landslides?”

In October 2022, the death of the five-year-old girl Ismary Orozco Castellanos, victim of the collapse of a building in Old Havana, was mourned.

Meanwhile he January 28, 2020Cubans were shocked by the death of María Karla Fuentes (12 years old), Lisnavy Valdés Rodríguez (12 years old) and Rocío García (11 years old), who were buried by rubble while buying ice cream. A balcony fell on these girls on Águila and Revillagigedo streets, in Old Havana.

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