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One Dead, 14 Missing as Fire Spreads at Massive Cuban Oil Depot

HeadlineAug 09, 2022

In Cuba, at least one firefighter is dead and 14 people are missing after a massive fire at an oil storage facility spread to a third storage tank. Officials say the blaze began late Friday after lightning struck part of the oil depot in the western province of Matanzas. It’s one of Cuba’s worst environmental disasters in decades and threatens to bring rolling blackouts to the island, which relies heavily on imported foreign oil to generate electricity.

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