Juan Carlos Santana Garrido, 60 years old and a native of Cienfuegos, is the name of the firefighter who died this Saturday after an explosion at the Matanzas Supertanker Base and whose body had been previously rescued.
The Minister of Public Health, José Portal Miranda, revealed the identity of the Cuban this morning, after the staff of the Legal Medicine Room of the “Comandante Faustino” Surgical Clinical Hospital Pérez” will carry out the identification process.
“The party and the government of Cienfuegos join the pain of the family and co-workers of Juan Carlos Santana Garrido Firefighter, who died in the line of duty in the sinister fire in Matanzas province,” political leader Maryde Fernández López wrote on Twitter.
Until the At this time, 16 people are still missing, who were at the scene of the fire when a second fuel tank exploded this Saturday morning.
The Cuban authorities had announced that only if the victim’s family agreed, they would reveal the victim’s identity.
CiberCuba has not been able to contact other sources to learn more about the victim.
The incident that began on Friday in Matanzas It has needed the support of firefighters from other provinces, as well as rescuers and Red Cross volunteers given the number of injured after the explosion, some of them in serious or critical condition.
Mexico and Venezuela have sent advisers and experts in the control of this type of fire to put out the flames with the necessary products and equipment, since if the incident continues it could spread to other fuel depots on the base.
Although the local government assured that the situation is under control, with firefighters cooling the place with water that is extracted directly from the sea, there is a possibility that the fire will advance and more explosions will be generated. if you don’t act promptly.
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