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At Least Five Dead in Building Collapse in Havana Vieja

Latest News: At Least Five Dead in Building Collapse in Havana Vieja /
Cubanet, Ernesto Garcia Diaz
Posted on July 15, 2015

Cubanet, Ernesto Garcia Diaz, Havana (developing news), 15 July 2015 –
At least five people died, according to preliminary reports, in a
building collapse early this morning, at an apartment house at 413
Habana Street between Obrapia and Obispo, in Havana Vieja (Old Havana).
Neighbors confirmed this to Cubanet, but other sources mentioned 11 deaths.

The intense rains of the previous afternoon destroyed the weak structure
of the multi-family building and caused its partial collapse.

Among the dead are presumed two little girls and a teenage girl aged 18.
Search and rescue brigades worked from the very early morning hours
looking for any survivors who might be trapped in the old building.

While this was going on, family members of the victims and of people
injured congregated at the polyclinic at Aguiar and Empedrado Streets.
The situation is current very tense with regards to social order.

This information will be updated shortly.

Source: Latest News: At Least Five Dead in Building Collapse in Havana
Vieja / Cubanet, Ernesto Garcia Diaz | Translating Cuba –
http://translatingcuba.com/latest-news-at-least-five-dead-i/

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