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Governments, regional and social organizations of the world have expressed this Friday their solidarity with Cuba after the explosion at the Hotel Saratoga, located in Havana, which would have occurred by accident due to a gas leak, according to preliminary investigations.

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The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, specified through his account on the social network Twitter that the event has left, so far, at least nine dead and 40 injured.

In addition, members of the Fire Department and the Police carry out search and rescue tasks for 12 missing persons. “I asked its directors and all the staff to fight for the lives of our compatriots,” the president emphasized.



The Venezuelan head of state Nicolás Maduro also used the aforementioned social network to express his solidarity with the Cuban people and his counterpart Díaz-Canel.

“Our hug to the relatives of the victims, we wish the wounded men and women a speedy recovery. Strength Cuba, we are with you!” he said.



Likewise, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Félix Plasencia sent a message of solidarity after the event. “On behalf of the people and Government of Venezuela, I express our deep regret for the incident that occurred today at the Saratoga hotel in Havana.”

The president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, expressed his solidarity with the Cuban people and government, sending “our condolences to the families of the victims and all our support.”



The Bolivian Foreign Ministry also used the social network Twitter to send a message of solidarity “to the families affected by the explosion at the Hotel Saratoga in Havana.”

“The Plurinational State of Bolivia sends wishes for a speedy recovery to the Cuban people,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On the other hand, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard regretted what happened. “Our solidarity to victims and affected as well as to the people of that endearing brother town”.



Similarly, the Government of Nicaragua published a statement to express its support for the Cuban people and authorities after the explosion.

“Dismayed by the tragedy this morning at the Hotel Saratoga in Havana, we see with a fraternal spirit, the growing solidarity of the people of Cuba, which is manifested by assisting the wounded and lovingly accompanying the relatives of the disappeared and deceased,” the text refers.

The Government of Nicaragua affirmed that “to you, dear comrades, to the families of the victims, our love and our ever-present revolutionary union and brotherhood.”

The Secretary of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Honduras, Enrique Reina, conveyed his country’s solidarity with the victims, families and those affected by the explosion at the Hotel Saratoga.



For his part, the executive secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), Sacha Llorenti, shared a message for the people and the Government of the Caribbean island.

“We join the pain for the irreparable loss of life and wish the injured people a speedy recovery. Cuba is not alone,” he said.



In turn, the coordinator of the Dominican Campaign for Solidarity with Cuba, Roberto Payano, regretted what happened on the island and ratified “our embrace and closeness” for the event.

The Peruvian Foreign Ministry posted on the social network Twitter a message of solidarity with the people and government of Cuba “for the unfortunate loss of human life.”



The Yamileth López Bolivarian Circle (Cbylo) of Costa Rica joined the messages of solidarity with Cuba.

“We stand in full solidarity with the Cuban people, the revolutionary government, hotel workers, their families and the city of Havana,” he said.

The United Nations Organization (UN) also spoke out in the face of the explosion at the Saratoga Hotel, and sent its “heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased.”



Other organizations and leaders in the region have sent messages of solidarity to the Cuban people and government after the explosion.

At the time, the governor of Havana, Reinaldo García Zapata, stated that the hotel was undergoing repairs, so there were no tourists in the building when the explosion occurred.

“We trust in the professionalism of our firefighters, of the rescue and rescue teams and of all the health personnel in whose hands and expertise rests the hope of family and friends of the victims of this painful accident,” said President Díaz- Cinnamon.

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