Motorcycle started fire near of the Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Motorcycle started fire near of the Hotel Nacional de Cuba

HAVANA, June 2  A motorcycle would have been the cause of a fire that caused heavy smoke this Saturday in the vicinity of the Hotel Nacional de Cuba.Pro-government journalist Rosy Amaro said on Facebook that a motorcycle caught fire but everything was under control.

Also pro-government spokesperson Kriss Rojas added that so far no injuries or material damage have been reported related to the incident, which generated great concern among residents of the area.

The images showed that the smoke was generated near the Hotel Capri and the Hotel Nacional, at the intersection of 21st and O streets, in El Vedado.

However, a video recorded from a closer angle seemed to indicate that the incident occurred on the perimeter of the National Hotel, as smoke can be seen coming from the parking area.

“Look at how there is smoke there, next to El Capri, something is catching fire there,” says a woman.

Motorcycle started fire near of the Hotel Nacional de Cuba

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Hundreds of electric motorcycles catch fire in Cuba every year, leaving a regrettable death toll.

Amid the serious crisis that affects people’s transportation, Cubans do everything to keep these vehicles running, putting their integrity and their own lives at risk.

Fires are most common in vehicles powered by lithium batteries. These events have caused countless material losses and, above all, dozens of deaths and injuries to those involved in the incidents.

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