🚒Emergency services were still trying to quell the blaze at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Havana last night, but some 17 firefighters have been reported missing pic.twitter.com/GQuWmw1USU
— Telegraph World News (@TelegraphWorld) August 7, 2022
Cuba’s government has asked for help from international experts in “friendly countries” who have experience in the oil sector – with a dense column of black smoke billowing from the site.
A lightning strike has sparked a fire at an oil storage facility in Cuba, and the flames are now raging out of control.
Four explosions have been reported at the site in the city of Matanzas, and almost 80 people have been injured.
Seventeen firefighters who were in a nearby area and trying to stop the blaze from spreading have been reported missing.