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Saratoga Hotel’s Blast Leaves 46 Deaths in Cuba

  • Update on victims of the Saratoga Hotel's blast. May. 13, 2022.

    Update on victims of the Saratoga Hotel's blast. May. 13, 2022. | Photo: Twitter/@abunin

Published 13 May 2022

On Friday, the MINSAP reported 46 deaths and 99 injuries resulting from the Saratoga Hotel explosion.

Cuba's Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported Friday, that the death toll from the explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana rose to 46 after one of the patients reported in critical condition died.

Official Mourning Decreed in Cuba Over Hotel Saratoga Accident

The report issued by the Ministry indicated that 99 people were injured and that while 40 people have been discharged from Hospitals,13 remain under care in six medical institutions. From the previous number, nine are adults.

Three patients are in critical condition, while five of them have evolved clinically, and one of them is seriously ill, according to the MINSAP report. Four children remain hospitalized, of which two are in critical condition, one has evolved clinically, and the other is seriously ill.

The Cuban Institute of Forensic Medicine has identified among the deaths, 25 men and 21 women, four children, there was a pregnant woman, and a woman of Spanish nationality.

|Updated information on the status of those injured in the accident of Hotel Saratoga|
So far, 99 people have been injured, of which 13 are hospitalized, 40 patients have been discharged and 46 have died.

The MINSAP thanked all institutions, agencies, organizations, and people in general who have offered their support regarding patients and their families, as well as the concern shown over those hospitalized.  

On Thursday, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel decreed two days of official mourning in the country, after the completion of the rescue and search for the missing persons in the building.

This Friday, At 7:00 p.m. (local time), a vigil will be organized in the Fraternity Park to express the pain and human solidarity with the deceased, injured, and victims in general of the accident.

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