Firefighters from Villa Clara arrive in Matanzas to fight the fire at the Supertanker Base

A group of firefighters from Villa Clara left for Matanzas this Saturday morning to participate in the attempts to quell the fire unleashed this Friday at the Supertanker Base.

The firefighters, belonging to the Command located on the Central Highway Banda a Esperanza, in the José Martí district, left Santa Clara at 11:05 am, the local press reported.

Brigades of the Cuban Red Cross and Rescue and Salvage of Havana also arrived in Matanzas this morning to help those injured caused by the fire and subsequent explosion in the industrial zone of the city.

So far, one deceased, 67 injured and 17 missing; these last firefighters who were in the closest area trying to prevent the spread of the fire.

The Cuban authorities acknowledged that the fire is still out of control after the explosion of two oil deposits and they asked for international help to handle the crisis.

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