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Havana Explosion: Death toll climbs to 18, 40 injured 

Times Now | 07/05/2022 09:06 AM | Click to read full article

A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak killed at least 18 people, including a pregnant woman and a child, and injured dozens when it blew away the outer walls of a luxury hotel in the heart of Cuba's capital. No tourists were staying at Havana's 96-room Hotel Saratoga.

"It's not a bomb or an attack. It is a tragic accident," President Miguel Daz-Canel, who visited the site, said in a tweet.