Cuba: Oil depot fire over

Cuba: the  oil depot fire is over

The fire broke out in Matanzas in the west of the island last week.

A week-long fire at an oil depot in western Cuba is over, leaving two dead, 14 missing and 132 injured, the government announced on Friday.

At 7 a.m. the fire was declared liquidated, the Cuban presidency tweeted.

About 60 forensic experts entered the disaster area to try to find the bodies of missing persons, the presidency added.

The fire, caused by lightning, broke out on August 5 in the Matanzas oil depot, the largest in Cuba, 100 kilometers east of #x27;east of Havana. Four tanks that can contain up to 52 million liters of crude oil or fuel oil burned, out of the eight in the deposit.

Two firefighters perished in the fire, which also left 132 injured, 23 of whom were still hospitalized on Friday. Four of those injured are in critical condition.

The loss of millions of liters of fuel, strategic to supply the country's thermoelectric power plants, is expected to aggravate the already strained electricity supply situation on the island.

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