Death toll rises to 26 in Havana hotel explosion

A person is swept away after a powerful explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana, May 6, 2022

The death toll after an explosion at a luxury hotel in central Havana has risen to 26 people including a Spanish tourist, state television reported on Saturday, the day after the powerful blast from a gas leak presumed.

Roberto Calzadilla of state-owned Gaviota, which owns the hotel, said the blast happened as a petrol tank was being filled.

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