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Cuba: fire, the bodies of 4 firefighters found

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(ANSA) – HAVANA, AUGUST 13 – A team of Cuban specialists yesterday located the remains of four firefighters who were missing as part of the extinguishing of a mega fire produced by lightning in a crude oil depot and fuel in the western province of Matanzas, now virtually off.

The news, reports today the Prensa Latina news agency, was communicated during a meeting chaired by the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel.

Until yesterday, the official toll of the fire was two dead, many dozen injured and 14 missing, probably all members of the firefighters who first rushed to the scene to fight the flames.

The Minister of Public Health, José Angel Portal, confirmed during the meeting that 22 people remain hospitalized, including seven in critical or serious conditions.

During the weekend, the governor of Matanzas, Mario Sabines, indicated, the recovery of the industrial area and the surrounding damaged areas, environmental monitoring, the restoration of logistics in the distribution of fuels, as well as the search for other victims will be carried out. currently considered missing. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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