Food store in Cuba collapses as Cubans were buying their monthly rations

Two separate calamities that plague the Cuban people living under communism, collapsing buildings and rationed food, converged on Friday when a store collapsed on Cubans picking up their monthly food rations. This is socialism in action.

Via Diario de Cuba (my translation):

A market in Banes collapses during the distribution of food

A store in the town of Banes, Holguin collapsed Friday morning while customers were buying their monthly rations, local news media reported.

According to the Radio Banes radio station, the disaster took place at unit 3.007, La Viajera, located on Cardenas Avenue around 9:15 AM.

“There are no reported deaths from this accident and only one store customer was injured” the report said without providing any information regarding the extent of the injury.

Nevertheless, the report did emphasize that “the quick action by officials of the Interior Ministry, National Revolutionary Police, Public Health, and top local government and party officials helped safeguard the resources of the Commerce and Gastronomy Company.”

Pilar Vega, the director of the Municipal Commerce and Gastronomy Company as well as the constituency delegate for the area where the store collapsed, said that “the products inside the store were transferred to unit 3.001, La Complaciente, so we can continue to serve the 1,591 customers that make up the 505 nuclei of that store.”

Radio Banes reported that Rafael Lara Montero, the fire chief for the #3 Fire Station in Banes, explained that “the cause of the disaster was due to a breakage of the beams that hold up the roof.”

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