Cuba hotel explosion death toll rises to 26

The death toll after an explosion at a hotel in the Cuban capital Havana has risen to 26, with four children and a pregnant woman among those killed, Cuban authorities report. According to Spanish President Sรกnchez, a Spanish tourist has also died.

The explosion at the luxury hotel Saratoga was most likely caused by a gas leak. At the time of the explosion, there were no tourists in the hotel. Saratoga has undergone a major renovation over the past two years and would reopen to tourists next Tuesday.

According to the hotel owner, 53 people were working at the hotel at the time of the explosion. Of them, eleven people were killed. Six people were injured and 13 people are still missing.

There is still a search for survivors. Yesterday, with the help of rescue dogs, someone was taken out of the rubble alive again.