An explosion in the Old Havana municipality this Tuesday night left one person dead and another hospitalized, according to official media reports on the island.
The incident occurred around midnight on February 28 in a former carpentry workshop on No. 466 Aguacate Street and only two people were involved. They were repairing refrigerators, according to a note published by the official newspaper Granma.
Through its Facebook profile, the municipality’s Administration Council reported that one of the men was transferred to the Calixto García Hospital, but regretted the death of the other person.
Brigades of the Fire Department of the Ministry of the Interior (MININT), the emergency medical service and the authorities of the territory went to the place.
According to Cubadebate, the accident occurred due to a gas leak while a refrigerator was being repaired.
The explosion occurred just two weeks after another, presumably linked to a gas leak, occurred at the Caribbean Hotel, located on Paseo del Prado in Havana, which resulted in one person being injured, but without significant damage to the structure of the property.
Other incidents of this type have occurred in recent months in the island’s capital, but none on the scale of the explosion at the Saratoga Hotel that occurred in May 2022, which killed 47 people and injured close to a hundred.
In addition, this incident caused severe damage to the hotel facility and other adjoining buildings.