While the communist Castro dictatorship builds luxury hotels for foreign tourists and lines its pockets with cash, buildings continue to tumble from disrepair and neglect, killing more Cubans. On Monday, the sixty-plus years of the corruption, mismanagement, and disregard for human life inherent in socialism claimed yet another life in Cuba. An elderly woman was killed after being trapped under the debris of a collapsing building.
A building collapse in Old Havana claims another victim: ‘How many more?’
The partial collapse of a multifamily building in Old Havana at noon on Monday claimed the life of a 74-year-old victim who found herself trapped on the second floor.
According to an official report from the Municipal Administration Council (CAM), firemen were able to rescue two residents on the top floor of the building, which is located at 319 Amargura between Aguacate and Compostela. However, efforts to resuscitate the elderly lady who was buried under the debris were unsuccessful.
“At 12:20 PM the mezzanine floor of the multifamily building on 319 Amargura between Aguacate and Compostela collapsed. The Popular Council Old Plaza, firemen are on the scene, the SIUM, and authorities from the town and the province,” the report read.
Unfortunately, this is the second death from a building collapse in the last couple of weeks. On September 17, another deteriorated building in Old Havana collapsed, killing Rosa Maria Sortis Cuella, a 69-year-old resident who was buried under the rubble.
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