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24 February 2024

3 dead, 6 injured in Cuba building collapse


Three people were dead and six others hurt when an aging apartment building collapsed in Havana, Cuban media reported Wednesday.

The decrepit dwelling fell in on itself late Tuesday, and numerous rescue workers labored to reach the victims, four of whom remain hospitalized, officials said.

Such collapses are not infrequent in Cuba, where the aging housing stock, coupled with limited means to perform maintenance and repairs, has created hazardous living conditions in many residential buildings.