Seven of those injured in the Matanzas fire are transferred to the Calixto García hospital in Havana

The cloud of smoke coming from the fire at the Matanzas Supertanker Base It was also seen this Saturday morning on the Calixto García hospital in Havana, a hospital to which seven of the injured in an incident that threatens to continue during the day have been transferred.

Inside the Guard Corps there is a great hustle and bustle. So far, seven patients have arrived at Calixto García, four of them with minor burns, two in serious condition and one in critical condition, according to the director of the institution, Dr. Carlos Emilio García, reported on social networks.

From three in the morning, the hospital workers began to prepare to receive some of those injured by the flames of a large fire that has been active for more than fifteen hours and threatens to continue burning for many more hours and that has left up to the moment a balance of 77 people injured.

The Calixto García has also been under a strong police operation this morning by uniformed and plainclothes police.  (14ymedio)

The arrival of the injured has further complicated the dynamics of a hospital center located in a central area of ​​El Vedado in Havana. With the side door closed, and only the front entrance open, the Calixto García has also been under a strong police operation this morning by uniformed and plainclothes police.

“We have not been able to rest since dawn preparing for the arrival of these people with burns,” he told 14ymedio a local employee. “We also continue to attend to patients who arrive at the Guard Corps because they live nearby and have a problem, but we are now focused on these wounded.”

The Cuban official press is also on the scene.


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