More than 120 injured by fire in Matanzas; 5 reported in critical condition

A total of 121 people were injured Y five are in critical conditionas a result of the raging fire that broke out in the Matanzas Super Tanker Basethis Friday afternoon.

Currently, 36 people are still hospitalized, while 85 have been discharged, reported the Provincial Government of Matanzas, in a Facebook postwhere he summarized what happened at the last government meeting to check strategies for confronting the fire, with the presence of the ruler Miguel Díaz-Canel.

The Ministry of Public Health stated in a part issued shortly after that five patients are reported in critical condition (49, 61, 62, 21 and 60 years old), three serious and 28 care.

Of the 121 injured, 115 are men and 6 women. In addition, 35 men and only one woman remain hospitalized.

Source: MINSAP

A total of 96 patients related to the fire have been treated at the Faustino Pérez Hospital in that city and 25 in other hospital institutions, the information adds.

Source: MINSAP

A few hours ago it was also known that one patient remains in very serious condition and three in critical condition of all those injured by burns who were transferred to the Calixto García hospital in Havana.

Of the eight patients received at that institution, four may be discharged in the next few hours. Three of these injured had between 4 and 5 percent of their body surface burned and one had minor epidermal injuries.

The Calixto García Hospital has 26 beds in its Burn Room, which could reach 31 if the Intensive Care room is added, to receive patients who may arrive with severe or very severe injuries.

In addition, other hospital institutions in the Cuban capital will also prepare to receive the possible injured.

Friday evening lightning struck one of the crude tanks of the Matanzas Supertanker Base, and a raging, unprecedented fire began, which up to now has not been controlled.

Although in the first hours of the incident the government of the province of Matanzas reported that there were no victims to mourn, this Saturday morning it acknowledged that the fire in the industrial zone is still out of control, after two new explosions, and charged the life of one of the firefighters.

Many patients were sent in ambulances to Havana, while other neighboring provinces announced that they are ready to receive other wounded.

is reported one deceased and 17 missing firefighterswho were in the closest area trying to prevent the spread of the fire.

In the last hours, the flames have increased and at the same time, new explosions are recorded at the Supertanker Base, although at the time of publishing this note it had not been specified if a third tank had been hit by fire.

According to the Information System of Cuban Television, conditions have changed at the site of the fire, where an increase in the amount of toxic smoke is also reported, although its black color is relatively favorable because it means that combustion has decreased. in the two warehouses that are already damaged.

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