Nine dead in Havana hotel blast, gas leak suspected

Nine people were killed and 40 hurt when a powerful explosion, likely caused by a gas leak, ripped through a five-star hotel in central Havana Friday, the Cuban government said.

“To date, nine reported dead and 40 injured,” President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who had visited the site of the explosion and victims in hospital, tweeted Friday afternoon.

Originally published as Nine dead in Havana hotel blast, gas leak suspected

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