BREAKING UPDATE: At least 8 dead and 30 injured after hotel explosion in Cuba

BREAKING UPDATE: At least 8 dead and 30 injured after hotel explosion in Cuba Credit: Twitter @realzaidzayn

At least 8 people have died and a further 30 have been injured following the explosion at a hotel in Cuba’s Havana.

On Friday, May, 6, a huge explosion blasted through various floors of a hotel in Havana, Cuba.

“#Cuba A gas explosion in Hotel in Havana, leaves 13 dead and many injured. A new gas system was installed in the kitchens, after the Chef could smell gas he checked the new installation and discovered a gas leak. The alarm was raised too late for some of the victims,” claimed one twitter user.

“A strong explosion rocked the Saratoga Hotel opposite the Havana Capitol, the building was partially destroyed,” read one tweet posted with footage of the incident.

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“#BREAKING: Multiple floors of hotel destroyed following large explosion in Dragones area of Havana, Cuba; major rescue operation underway,” read another tweet that showed another angle of the aftermath of the explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana, Cuba.

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“BREAKING 🇨🇺Cuba🇨🇺 : Huge explosion reported in the Historic Saratoga Hotel in Havana, Cuba
#Cuba #Saratoga #Exp,” posted another Twitter user, showing high quality images of the aftermath of the explosion.

Credit: Twitter @realzaidzayn

Witnesses have taken to social media to post their accounts of the explosion with some going so far as to claim it could be a bomb as the explosion was reportedly “felt like a huge bomb.”

The exact causes behind the explosion at the hotel in Cuba have not yet been officially reported.

The news of the explosion in the Saratoga hotel of Havana, Cuba, comes after reports earlier today of an explosion that went off in the attic of a building located in the Salamanca district in the Centre of Madrid, Spain, leaving at least 17 people seriously injured.

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