Among the many broken buildings was the close by Concepción Arenal Faculty. A college instructor who didn’t want to be named stated a number of college students have been injured. She stated the home windows had been blown out, with shards of glass flying a substantial distance.
The native training director informed Cuban media that 5 college students have been injured within the explosion.
“It was surprising,” stated Díaz, whose daughter attended the college however was unhurt by the blast. “It was actually troublesome.”
State media reported that youngsters have been evacuated to the Capitol after the blast, and officers stated college students would then be capable to attend one other constructing beginning Monday.
A close-by church was additionally badly broken.
“The partitions have fully collapsed. Mr. Morales, a parishioner, stated. “All of the home windows, not a single one left – not within the church and never within the Martí Theater within the foreground.”
When rescuers arrived, Mr Morales stated he witnessed folks being pulled from the rubble. At the least three folks have died.
“They have been destroyed,” he stated. “You possibly can see lots of blood.”
The Cuban Communist Occasion newspaper, Granma, stated on Twitter that the explosion occurred “whereas liquefied fuel was believed to be being delivered from a truck”.