At least eight people are dead and 30 are hospitalized after a power explosion destroyed a hotel in Havana, Cuba, according to authorities.
Search and rescue crews are working to free people trapped in the rubble, Newsmax reports.
Cuban officials say a preliminary investigation indicates the explosion was caused by an accidental gas leak.
DEVELOPING: Several people killed in suspected gas explosion at hotel in Havana, Cuba— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 6, 2022
Children in a nearby school have been evacuated and none of them were harmed, according to the mayor of Old Havana.
BREAKING: Cuban authorities claim that a power outage caused an explosion that destroyed a hotel in Havana, Cuba. pic.twitter.com/b8Q5A4vkso— Newsmax (@newsmax) May 6, 2022
This is a developing story.