Vietnamese Leaders Send Sympathies to Cuba over Massive Explosion
|At least 32 people have died following an explosion at Hotel Saratoga in Havana capital city. (Photo: Bangkok Post)|
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered their sympathies to First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh also extended his sympathies to his Cuban counterpart Manuel Marrero Cruz, and Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue did the same to President of the National Assembly of the People’s Power of Cuba Esteban Lazo Hernandez, according to VOV.
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Do Van Chien has sent his sympathies to the National Coordinator of the Committees for the Defence of the Revolution (CDR) of Cuba Gerardo Hernández Nordelo over huge human and asset losses caused by a massive explosion at Hotel Saratoga in Havana on May 6.
|Red Cross and rescue teams wait to enter the site of a deadly explosion that destroyed the five-star Hotel Saratoga in Havan. (Photo: AP)|
In his message, Chien expressed his belief that with the leadership of the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, together with the solidarity among Cuban people and efforts by the CDR and relevant agencies in the country, Cuba will soon stabilize the situation, thoroughly handle the incident and support the bereaved families to surmount losses caused by the blast, VNA cited.
Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son sent his sympathies to his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.
At least 32 people have died and 19 remain missing following an explosion at the Hotel in Havana capital city, reported Cuba's state-run Prensa Latina News Agency on May 7. A gas leak is thought to be the cause of the explosion, according to the Cuban Presidential Office, which said more details would follow. Rescue workers continued searching the hotel's ruins, according to CNN.
The hotel was built at the end of the 19th century. By the 1930s, it was one of the most important hotels in Havana. It has 96 rooms since reopening in 2005 after refurbishment, according to its website.
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