Massive blast destroys part of Cuban hotel

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A deadly explosion hit the five-star Hotel Saratoga under refurbishment in downtown Havana, Cuba on Friday, killing at least eight people and injuring another 25, Cuban state media reported.

Cuba's president said that the blast was "not a terrorist attack", and a gas leak is most likely to be the cause. The hotel had been set for a post-pandemic re-opening in four days, hotel officials said.

Photos: Luis Chrino/CGTN and Reuters

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