Cuba hotel blast toll rises to 42, mostly hotel workers
The elegant Hotel Saratoga was supposed to reopen in Havana Tuesday after a two-year pandemic break. Instead, it was a day of mourning for the 42 people known to have died in an explosion that ripped apart the building and of continued searching for yet more victims.
Cuba hotel blast toll rises to 42 — most hotel workers
Fifty-one people were working to get the Hotel Saratoga ready for its scheduled reopening on Tuesday after a two-year pandemic break. The explosion that ripped apart the elegant building killed at least 23 of them - along with 19 other people - a spokesman for the hotel company said.
Cuba Hotel Blast Death Toll Rises To 42
Two more bodies were pulled Tuesday from the rubble of a Havana hotel destroyed in an explosion, taking the death toll to 42. The ministry of health said another 54 people were injured and 17 of those are receiving hospital treatment. The latest confirmed deaths were a 77-year-old woman and a popular local councilor. Juan Carlos Diaz, 55, was held in high regard by local residents for his efforts to improve their lives.