Second Fuel Tank Erupts into Fireball in Cuba

A blast took place on Monday at a second fuel tank in Cuba’s main oil storage facility, which has been on fire since August 5, killing one firefighter and leaving 16 people missing.

Footage from the Cuban government shows the moment a second oil tank erupts into a fireball, sending up a huge column of black smoke at the Matanzas super tanker port, 60 miles east of Havana.

The Matanzas’ governor, Mario Sabines, said the blast took all the fuel out, spreading fire through the surrounding underbrush.

A lightning strike on August 5 ignited two of eight storage tanks at the super tanker port. The Cuban news agency ACN reported the fire on the first tank was under control.

(Reuters)

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