Firefighters in Cuba try to contain a fire in Matanzas that has left dozens injured

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Fire in Cuba

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After lightning struck a fuel storage tank near the city of Matanzas on Friday night, a fire broke out that spread to a second tank on Saturday.

Authorities are trying to put out the fire that has left 17 firefighters missing and at least 67 injured, three of whom are in critical condition.

Nearly 800 residents have been evacuated from the western part of Cuba, Reuters reported, citing Cuban state television.

The Provincial Government of People’s Power in Matanza, which is 130 km from Havana, reported through its Twitter account that there have been several explosions.

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