Death Toll Over 30 and Rising After Havana Hotel Gas Explosion

Bodies continue to be retrieved from the rubble of a luxury hotel located in Havana, Cuba, nearly three days after an 11:00 a.m. explosion at the iconic Hotel Saratoga. As of Friday afternoon, the death toll reached 35 people as is expected to rise. At least 20 people remain unaccounted for since the blast occurred.

In addition to the individuals killed in the Catastrophic explosion accident, over two dozen people were hospitalized. On Friday afternoon, 20 individuals remained in the hospital as a result of their injuries. The Cuba Ministry of Health is keeping families, the public, and the press abreast of search and recovery efforts as well as the general condition of those injured victims of the explosion who remain in the hospital.

Our firm does not regularly report on explosion accidents that occur outside of the United States. With that said, there are two primary reasons why we elected to report on this Havana hotel explosion accident:

  • First, our nationwide law firm has offices located throughout the state of Florida, including in Miami at:

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We understand the close connection between many people in South Florida with relations who may still live in Cuba

  • Second, reporting on this hotel explosion accident underscores how significant these types of accidents are in many instances.

Hotel Saratoga is located one block from the Cuba capitol building. It is a 96-room, five-star hotel located in the Old Havana district. The hotel had been closed for two years and was in the process of reopening at the time the deadly explosion occurred. Hotel Saratoga is owned by Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA.

In addition to the damage caused to Hotel Saratoga, the blast damaged other nearby buildings as well:

  • The historic Marti Theater located in relatively close proximity to Hotel Saratoga suffered significant damage.
  • The blast caused major damage to the Calvary Baptist Church as well.
  • The explosion caused devastating damage to a neighboring residential building. That damage included the complete destruction of a portion of both buildings that connected them with one another.
  • It is unclear at this time as to whether any individuals in surrounding properties were injured as a result of the Cuba hotel explosion accident.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the Havana hotel explosion. The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, has announced that terrorism is not the cause of the blast. Rather, the President stated that the cause of the Havana hotel explosion accident appears to have something to do with a gas leak or something else associated with the gas service to the building. No specific timeframe has been announced for the completion of the investigation.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an explosion accident, the legal team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you. As mentioned before, we are a nationwide law firm. We have 40 offices located across the United States.

You can reach The Doan Law Firm explosion accident lawyer team any time of the day or night by calling us at (800) 349-0000. We keep our explosion accident lawyer hotline staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including all major holidays.

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