Body of last missing person from Havana’s Hotel Saratoga explosion found, death toll reaches 45

The family of missing woman Shaidis Cobas, a waitress at the Hotel Saratoga, wait for news near the site of the deadly explosion. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Nearly a week after the tragic and deadly explosion at the Hotel Saratoga in Havana, the 45th victim, a Cuban woman who worked as a waitress in the hotel, was found in the rubble and is believed to be the last person missing since the blast.

Via Australia’s ABC:

The body of a waitress who is believed to be the final victim of a deadly explosion at a Cuban hotel has been pulled from the rubble of the destroyed building.

About 80 per cent of Havana’s Hotel Saratoga was destroyed after a gas leak caused a massive explosion last Friday.

Luis Carlos Guzman, the chief of Cuba’s firefighting corps, told reporters at the site of the blast that the woman whose body had been recovered, believed to be a waitress at the hotel, was “as of now, the last missing person.”

The death toll now stands at 45, with more than 80 people injured.

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Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel has declared a national mourning period in honour of those who died.

Not wanting to ruin a good party, the communist Cuban dictatorship waited until the festivities for Mexico’s visiting president were over before finally declaring a national mourning period.

1 thought on “Body of last missing person from Havana’s Hotel Saratoga explosion found, death toll reaches 45”

  1. Yes, the gave the Mexican asshole a festive send-off with live Cuban dance music, and the participants were all smiling ear to ear (and for the cameras), but the Mexican SOB saw NOTHING wrong with that, and if anybody asked him about it, he’d simply blow it off or brush it aside like a pesky gnat. All perfectly “normal.”

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