Sympathies to Cuba over massive explosion

18:12 09/05/2022

Vietnamese senior leaders have extended their sympathies to their Cuban counterparts over huge human and asset losses caused by a massive explosion at Hotel Saratoga in Havana capital city on May 6.

An exterior of the Saratoga hotel is blown away after the explosion. (Photo: Reuters)

An exterior of the Saratoga hotel is blown away after the explosion. (Photo: Reuters)

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered their sympathies to First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh also extended his sympathies to his Cuban counterpart Manuel Marrero Cruz, and Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue did the same to President of the National Assembly of the People’s Power of Cuba Esteban Lazo Hernandez.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son sent his sympathies to his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.

At least 32 people have died and 19 remain missing following an explosion at the hotel in Havana, Cuba's state-run Prensa Latina News Agency reported on May 7.

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