Lightning sets off fire at Cuban oil tank farm, dozens hurt
August 7, 2022
HAVANA (AP) — Lightning struck a crude oil storage tank in the city of Matanzas, causing a spreading fire that led to four explosions which injured nearly 80 people and left 17 firefighters missing, Cuban authorities said Saturday.
Firefighters and other specialists were still trying to quell the blaze at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, which began during a thunderstorm Friday night, the Ministry of Energy and Mines tweeted.
The official Cuban News Agency said the lightning strike set one tank on fire and the blaze later spread to a second tank.
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