A deteriorated building in Havana, Cuba collapsed yesterday killing four people and injuring another five. This structure is one of the countless dilapidated buildings throughout the Cuban capital slowly crumbling and nearing collapse due to decades of neglect and upkeep from their owner. The owner, of course, is the Castro dictatorship.
Naturally, there will be those who will jump up in defense of Cuba’s criminal regime to blame the U.S. embargo and how it has strangled the government in Cuba, denying them the financial resources necessary to ensure disasters such as this do not take place. What their argument lacks, however, is an explanation as to why there is no money to fix the decrepit buildings in Havana where typical Cubans are forced to risk their lives living in, but there is plenty of money to build lavish and luxurious resorts for foreign tourists.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for a reasonable answer to that one…
Collapse of decaying building kills 3 in Havana
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban officials say a decaying residential building has collapsed in a densely packed neighborhood of Havana, killing three people and injuring six.
A message read on the midday state newscast Wednesday says the Central Havana building that was home to several families crumbled Tuesday night. Four of the injured were hospitalized.
Central Havana is full of aged structures considered dangerous and uninhabitable. But because of a severe housing shortage, many families continue to live in cramped conditions in unstable homes.
Cuba’s housing stock is plagued by years of neglected upkeep, scarce building materials and the punishing Caribbean rain and sun.
The death toll has since risen to four since the four, reports Punt de Vista.
Images of the disaster via Penúltimos Días: