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Argentina to send humanitarian aid to Cuba for the biggest industrial fire in its history

White Helmets working on combining boxes to be shipped to Cuba with health supplies
White Helmets working on combining boxes to be shipped to Cuba with health supplies

The government today announced humanitarian aid to Cuba, which in recent days has been hit by the largest industrial fire in its history. According to Foreign Minister santiago caffeiroTomorrow, from Monday, and through the white helmet, The country will donate over 2.7 tonnes of health supplies.

Last Friday, August 5, lightning struck a fuel depot, which represents the origin of the incident that forced thousands of Cubans to evacuate and put the country’s energy system at risk.

As mentioned, the smell of fire burning and isolated sources still remains, But it was several days after the appearance of a black and poisonous smoke, which rose on the outskirts of Matanjas.interrupted only by The explosions created flames, in many cases, with staggering heights. Four fuel tanks were completely burnt and Special firefighters and the Red Cross tried to extinguish the fire completely,

when the fire started, The residents of the city of Versailles at the entrance to the industrial area had to evacuate and thus avoid risking their lives. The roads leading to the 8 deposits were “flooded” with burnt oil.

this fire In a critical moment for Cuba, fell into an energy crisis Due to which blackouts are happening continuously. For example, In the month of July itself, there was power failure for 29 days out of 31.

White helmet working on complaints collection to be sent to Cuba with health supplies
White helmet working on complaints collection to be sent to Cuba with health supplies

The deposit has a capacity of 50,000 cubic meters and is one of the largest on the island, to the extent that From there comes fuel for thermoelectric plants responsible for two-thirds of the country’s energy production.

other thing, One of the most important plants on the island, Antonio Guitarus, managed to save itself from the flames, although the incident affected it.that is, less than three kilometers from the base, It was only possible to synchronize the national electrical system last Wednesday after suffering the problems resulting from the above incident.

The officials had announced that the fire would not affect the operation of the plant, Although he admitted that he only had storage for 48 hours, The Cuban government has yet to disclose what happened, the balance of which Two killed, 128 injured and 14 missing.

The number of evacuated people reached 4,000, who were kept by the government in relatives or improvised shelters to spend the day until they were deemed safe to return home.

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Desolation in Cuba after the largest industrial fire in its history: thousands of evacuations and uncertainty due to the energy crisis
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The United States offers help to Cuba to put out the fire in Matanzasi

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