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10 Dead Reported in Cuba by Hurricane Irma

A man gestures to his dog on a flooded street in Havana/Photo: Reuters
10 Dead Reported in Cuba by Hurricane Irma

The National Chiefs of Staff of Civil Defense of Cuba reported on the death of 10 people due to the impact of Hurricane Irma after its passage through the Caribbean island.

According to the note of the institution, the victims are from the provinces of Havana, Matanzas, Camagüey, and Ciego de Ávila.

The causes of the death were the fall of an energized cable when trying to remove the television antenna, the impact of a pole of electric fluid demolished by the wind, the collapse of a balcony of a building, among others.

The information of the Civil Defense indicates that another of the victims ‘did not follow the rules of conduct oriented by the Civil Defense, refusing to be evacuated.’

The provinces that were in hurricane warning phase went to the recovery phase after the impact of the powerful hurricane Irma.

The provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Pinar del Río and the special municipality Isla de la Juventud continue as normal.

Source/Prensa Latina

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