121 Injured, 17 Missing After Fire Erupts at Crude Oil Base in Cuba – NBC 6 South Florida

A minimum of 121 individuals are injured and 17 others are lacking after fireplace erupted at a gas supertanker base in Cuba Friday, in keeping with a Fb submit by the Provincial Authorities of Common Energy in Matanzas.
We’re in contact with #Cuba in regards to the incident in Matanzas. Within the meantime, we wish to clarify that U.S. regulation authorizes U.S. entities and organizations to offer catastrophe reduction and response in Cuba.
Within the submit, the provincial authorities acknowledged {that a} lightning strike sparked a fireplace in one of many crude oil tanks on the base in an industrial zone in Matanzas.
The pictures present huge flames and big clouds of black smoke.
The principle authorities of the federal government, firefighters and MININT forces and base employees are at the moment on the scene making an attempt to tame the flames.
However the authorities additionally detailed that the flames are nonetheless robust and will be seen from varied factors within the metropolis.

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The Authorities of the island has requested worldwide assist and recommendation relating to the oil concern whereas the flames proceed.
U.S. has supplied “technical recommendation”, stated President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who highlighted the solidarity from Mexico, Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Argentina and Chile.
Expresamos profunda gratitud a los gobiernos de México, Venezuela, Rusia, Nicaragua, Argentina y Chile, que con prontitud han ofrecido ayuda materials solidaria ante esta compleja situación. También agradecemos ofrecimiento de asesoría técnica por parte de EEUU. #FuerzaMatanzas
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