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Cuba hotel explosion badly damaged major Baptist church

May. 12, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Alejandro Clemente González was talking with an electrician while preparing for weekend services at Cuba's most important Baptist church when an enormous explosion shook the building and shattered the 19th century dome towering far above the pews. Concrete plunged...

Cuba hotel blast toll rises to 43 -- most hotel workers

May. 10, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The elegant Hotel Saratoga was supposed to reopen in Havana on Tuesday after a two-year pandemic break. Instead, it was a day of mourning for the 43 people known to have died in an explosion that ripped the building apart. Emergency workers continued to hunt through...

Death toll from explosion at Havana hotel rises to 40

May. 09, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — More bodies were pulled from the ruins of a luxury hotel in Cuba's capital Monday, bringing the official death toll of a powerful explosion at the iconic building to 40. Dr. Julio Guerra, chief of hospital services at the Ministry of Health, said at a news conference...

Havana hotel death toll at 31 as dogs search for survivors

May. 08, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The death toll of a powerful explosion at a luxury hotel in Cuba's capital increased to 31 Sunday evening as search crews with dogs hunted through the rubble of the iconic, 19th century building looking for people still missing. The Hotel Saratoga, a five-star 96-room...

Desperate search for survivors in Cuba hotel blast; 27 dead

May. 07, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Relatives of the missing in Cuba’s capital desperately searched Saturday for victims of an explosion at one of Havana's most luxurious hotels that killed at least 27 people. They checked the morgue, hospitals and if unsuccessful, they returned to the partially collapsed Hotel...

Explosion at luxury Havana hotel kills 22, injures dozens

May. 06, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a natural gas leak killed at least 22 people, including a child, and injured dozens Friday when it blew away outer walls from a luxury hotel in the heart of Cuba’s capital. No tourists were staying at Havana's 96-room Hotel...

Cuba’s government has raised the death toll in a Havana hotel blast to 18, including a minor

May. 06, 2022 19:09 PM EDT
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s government has raised the death toll in a Havana hotel blast to 18, including a minor.

Explosion at Madrid building leaves 2 dead, 18 injured

May. 06, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An explosion ripped through a four-story residential building in central Madrid on Friday, killing two people and injuring at least 18 others, authorities said. Spanish emergency services initially said they were searching for two missing workers doing work on the...

Powerful explosion damages hotel in Cuban capital; no immediate word on injuries

May. 06, 2022 12:13 PM EDT
HAVANA (AP) — Powerful explosion damages hotel in Cuban capital; no immediate word on injuries.

Authorities: Man injured in Va. duplex explosion has died

Apr. 30, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — A man critically injured when an explosion occurred in his southeastern Virginia duplex over two weeks ago has died from his injuries, authorities said. Franklin City Manager Amanda Jarratt confirmed that the man died Friday, according to news outlets. The...