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Fireplace at Cuban Oil Facility Leaves Dozens Injured, Lots of Evacuated

WorldFireplace at Cuban Oil Facility Leaves Dozens Injured, Lots of Evacuated


HAVANA — Lightning struck a crude oil storage facility on the northern coast of Cuba, igniting a fireplace that on Saturday had left dozens of individuals injured, 17 firefighters lacking and prompted the evacuation of some 800 individuals, in keeping with the authorities.

Pictures of the fireplace on the Matanzas Supertanker Base, in Matanzas Province, 60 miles east of Havana, the capital, have been shared by the Cuban Power Ministry on social media and present monumental flames rising from the power, with plumes of smoke blackening the sky.

Navy helicopters have been seen making an attempt to douse the inferno as dozens of firefighters rushed to the scene.

The fireplace started at one oil tank throughout a thunderstorm on Friday night,…



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