Cuba: 101 people released from hospital after major fire

Cuba: 101 people released from hospital after major fire
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8 August 2022
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Havana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) reported that 24 people are hospitalized and 101 have been discharged from hospital after facing a fire in a fuel depot in the western city of Matanzas.

A total of 125 patients were treated, 118 of them male and seven female.

Twenty-four adults, 23 men and one woman are hospitalized, the Minsap said in its report, in which it pointed out that five people are in critical condition, two in serious condition and 17 in care.

The patients are being treated in six health centers of the Caribbean country and so far 101 medical discharges have been granted, 95 men and six women. So far only one death has been reported.

The incident occurred on Friday night when an electrical discharge during a storm hit crude oil storage tank 52 at the Matanzas Supertanker Base.

The flames engulfed a second tank and today it is confirmed that the upper part of a third fuel tank collapsed.

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