“They suffer, we suffer,” says Premier Brantley as he expresses sadness about Havana Luxury hotel blast
“They suffer, we suffer,” says Premier Brantley as he expresses sadness about Havana Luxury hotel blast

St Kitts and Nevis: Premier of Nevis as well as Leader of Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), Mark Brantley, has expressed deep condolences and sympathies for the Havana blast.

He stated that the suffering caused by the explosion at the Hotel Saratoga in Cuba is common. Furthermore, he expressed sadness towards the families and the government of Cuba.

Premier Brantley asserted, “I express my deep sadness at the loss of life and injuries caused by the blast at the Hotel Saratoga in Havana. Cuba is our beloved sister, and when they suffer, we suffer. My deepest sympathies to bereaved families and to the Cuban government and people @EmbaCuba_SKN.”

The Republic of Cuba witnessed a massive and powerful explosion on Friday. The blast destroyed a five-star hotel in central Havana, which tore off the façade, blew out the windows, and destroyed the cars standing at the parking site.

As per the eyewitnesses, after the explosion, a massive cloud of dust and smoke was seen in the area of around 1 to 2 km.

Reportedly, the Havana hotel blast was caused because of a gas leak. The death toll of the blast has been increased to 40, and many others have been hospitalized with minor and major injuries.

The rescue operation is underway, and ambulances and fire trucks tirelessly work at the scene. Police cordoned off the area and dispersed people who swarmed to the site.

President Miguel Diaz-Canel, accompanied by Prime Minister Manuel Marrero and National Assembly President Esteban Lazo, took stock of the site.