Hotel Saratoga: At least eight people have been killed in a massive explosion at a hotel in Havana, Cuba.

The Cuban president’s office said a gas leak could have caused an explosion at the Hotel Saradoka, and details would follow soon.

“Everything indicates that the explosion was caused by an accident,” the Cuban presidential office said in a tweet, adding that at least 30 people had been admitted to hospital since Friday’s bombing.

Witnesses described what appeared to be a “massive bombing” that destroyed buses and cars outside a hotel in the city center.

Pictures of the scene showed the facade of at least three floors of the building decorated in green-white. Dust and smoke could be seen rising around the debris on the floor.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Connell visited the site of the blast Friday and the Hermanos Amigeras Hospital, where several victims were dispatched, according to images shared on Twitter by the president’s office.

Hotel Saradoka, Havana, was badly damaged after Friday's blast.
Rescue workers are working to rescue survivors of the Saradoka Hotel bombing in Havana on Friday.
A hotel Saratoga sign hangs in the middle of the ruins.

Mexico’s foreign minister has tweeted his solidarity with the victims of the bombing. “Our solidarity with the victims and the victims and the people of that loving fraternal nation,” Marcelo Ebert said in a tweet.

The hotel that was Built in the 1930s And 96 rooms, reopened in 2005 after renovation. According to its website.

It is a growing story and will be updated.

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