Image of the Saratoga hotel after the explosion
The luxurious establishment, located in Old Havana, has been reduced to rubble due to
A strong explosion has caused the partial destruction of the Saratoga Hotel, in the center of Havana (Cuba), near the Capitol. The explosion, of still unknown origin, occurred at 11.43 local time, according to Cuban media reports. The explosion has also caused damage to a nearby residential building and a school. Cuban police and firefighters are looking for among the rubble victims of the incident or survivors. Some social network users have recalled that the hotel has hosted stars like Madonna, Beyoncé or Jay Z.
Someone from Central Havana who can give us more information about what happened at the Hotel Zaratoga in Havana at this time, famous for hosting artists like Madonna, Beyoncé, Jay Z among many other celebrities… explosion or collapse? pic.twitter.com/MmpPbt4V3C – The Fucking HARRY POTTER 2 !!! (@CUBANPOTTER22) May 6, 2022
Some neighbors have gone to the place of the explosion to remove the debris with their own hands.