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Firefighters subdue deadly blaze at key oil facility in Cuba

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Firefighters subdue deadly blaze at key oil facility in Cuba

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It also serves as the unloading and transshipment center for imported crude oil, fuel oil and diesel.

The blaze killed at least one person and injured 128 others, with 14 firefighters still reported missing and 20 people hospitalized.

The first tank was at 50% capacity and contained nearly 883,000 cubic feet (25,000 cubic meters) of fuel.


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Author / Journalist: Andrea RodrÍguez | AP

Category: World Nation Politics

Topics: Deadly Matanzas Cuban Large Facility Havana Fuel Firefighter Fire Government Tank

Source Website Secure: Yes (HTTPS)

Sentiment: Negative

Fact Checked: Legitimate

Article Type: News Report

News Source URL: washingtonpost.com

Readership Location: United States

Published Date: 2022-08-10, 12:32:12

News Timezone: GMT -5:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 421 words

Reading Duration: 3 minutes read

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News ID: 1530975

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