One of the 99 injured in the explosion of the Saratoga hotel in Havana dies

One of the 99 injured in the explosion of the Saratoga hotel in Havana dies

The explosion of the Saratoga hotel, a week ago, claimed one more life, according to information published this Friday by the Ministry of Public Health. With this new victim, the balance rises to 46 deceased.

This is José Antonio Ferrer Acanda, a 63-year-old from Havana, who was admitted to the Calixto García hospital, in the capital’s neighborhood of El Vedado.

According to the latest update, there are 13 people hospitalized, including four minors. Two injured are listed as critical, one serious and the other “care”, until this Friday at 10:00 in the morning.

Of the deceased who were removed from the rubble of the explosion, last Thursday, 23 were hotel workers, while the others were passing through the facilities, lived in neighboring buildings or were pedestrians who had the misfortune to pass in front of the hotel at the precise moment of the terrible explosion, attributed to a bad manipulation in the transfer of liquefied gas from a truck to the Saratoga tanker.

According to the latest update, there are 13 people hospitalized, of which four are minors.

One of the deceased is a Spanish citizen whose ashes arrived in her native country on Thursday.

The explosion occurred last Friday, May 6, around 10:50 in the morning, and caused a stir throughout Havana. That day, the hotel was conducting interviews for the reopening scheduled for May 10, hence the presence of employees from the Human Resources area and several of the job candidates.

Six days after the tragedy and after pressure on social networks, the Cuban government decreed an official mourning from 6:00 a.m. on May 13 until 12:00 p.m. on May 14, according to a brief press release. published on Thursday. This duel involves the raising of the flags at half-staff and the suspension of public shows and festive activities.

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