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Official mourning declared in tribute to those killed in Matanzas fire

Havana, August 17 (RHC)- Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez decreed official mourning, which will be observed from 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19.

The news was announced by the prime-time Cuban television newscast.

When the news was released, it was pointed out that the control and extinguishing of the fire at the tanker base in Matanzas was a heroic act in which personal and collective courage prevailed. It represented a new epic for the Cuban people.

The Association of Cuban Residents (ACR) in Trinidad and Tobago conveys condolences for the accident in the industrial zone of Matanzas.

Port of Spain, August 7, 2022. With heartfelt words of pain, the ACR in Trinidad and Tobago conveyed its condolences to the people of Matanzas for the unfortunate accident that occurred on August 5 at the Matanzas Supertanker Base.

The accompaniment and solidarity of the Cubans to the people of Matanzas was proclaimed in the transferred message, in which they also thanked the expressions of sympathy and support received from the international community in the face of the incident.

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