Flames Rise from Cuban Oil Depot Following Second Explosion

The Cuban President’s Office said a second explosion occurred at an oil depot in Matanzas, Cuba, in the early hours of Monday, August 8, days after a tanker at the facility caught fire due to a lightning strike.

Footage recorded by Miriel Santana shows the large flames rising from the depot. Further footage shows a timelapse of the growing flames from the site of the explosion.

The Cuban President’s Office said the explosion was larger than the initial fire on August 6. The fire from the second explosion had removed all fuel from a second tanker, they said.

Three people were receiving treatment for minor injuries, the President’s Office said. Credit: Miriel Santana via Storyful