Massive explosion destroys hotel in Cuba

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      A major explosion ripped through Havana’s Saratoga Hotel on Friday, destroying multiple floors of the building. So far, the cause of the blast remains unclear and there are no estimates of casualties.

      The blast happened at around 11am local time, with witnesses telling local media the explosion “sounded like a bomb.” 

      The hotel is located directly across from Cuba’s National Capitol Building, the seat of the country’s parliament.

      Hundreds of bystanders have gathered on the streets as police and rescue crews begin searching the rubble for survivors.

      One witness told CNN Brasil that the hotel, which is one of the most popular in the city, was almost empty due to the pandemic. Some reports suggested a school across the street from the hotel was evacuated following the explosion.

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      set to reopen after remodel/pandemic next week.

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        Thank you!

        The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

        It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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      Pretty clearly a gas explosion. The entire building was involved. It’s a damn shame. The hotel was an art deco monument, a really classy 0lace.

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