MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 10 Dec 2022 04:27:29 +0000 Lightning sparks Cuba oil tank fire http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/a238d551c8e34c98ae33a74d9050b535 Lightning sparks Cuba oil tank fire a238d551c8e34c98ae33a74d9050b535 Sat, 06 Aug 2022 22:25:26 +0000 SHOTLIST: RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSMatanzas, Cuba - 6 August 2022 1. Helicopter flying over the smoke plume, releasing water onto fire2. Fire and smoke in oil tanksANNOTATION: Lightning struck a crude oil storage tank in the Cuban city of Matanzas, causing a spreading fire that led to four explosions.3. Helicopter loading water from seaCUBAVISIONMatanzas, Cuba - 6 August 2022 ++NARRATOR FROM SOURCE++4. Wide of smoke and fire ANNOTATION: The official Cuban News Agency said the lightning strike set one tank on fire and the blaze later spread to a second tank.5. Close fire6. Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel in hospital talking to doctorsANNOTATION: Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel travelled to the area of the fire early on Saturday, speaking to medical staff in a hospital.7. President Miguel Díaz-Canel speaking with victim8. Injured man laying downANNOTATION: Dozens of people have been injured with some 17 firefighters reported missing.9. Various injuredASSOCIATED PRESSMatanzas, Cuba - 6 August 202210. Children watching fireANNOTATION: The accident comes as Cuba struggles with fuel shortages.11. Various fire of smoke plumeANNOTATION: There was no immediate word on how much oil had burned or was in danger at the tank farm.STORYLINE: Lightning struck a crude oil storage tank in the Cuban city of Matanzas, causing a spreading fire that led to four explosions which injured nearly 80 people and left 17 firefighters missing, authorities said Saturday.Firefighters and other specialists were still trying to quell the blaze at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, which began during a thunderstorm Friday night,The official Cuban News Agency said the lightning strike set one tank on fire and the blaze later spread to a second tank.The injured are being treated at the Faustino Perez in Matanza but 7 of the most seriously injured had to be transferred to Havana.Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel travelled to the area of the fire early on Saturday, speaking to medical staff in a hospital.Residents of Dubrocq, the closest neighborhood to the fire, were evacuated this morning, but the thick smoke and strong smell of sulfur is driving residents from other further districts to voluntarily leave their houses.The accident comes as Cuba struggles with fuel shortages. There was no immediate word on how much oil had burned or was in danger at the tank farm, which stores oil used to fuel electricity production.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Lightning sparks Cuba oil tank fire Lightning sparks Cuba oil tank fire