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More fuel tanks catch fire, collapse at major oil storage facility in Cuba

CA, 09 Aug 2022
A third crude tank caught fire and collapsed at Cuba's main oil terminal Matanzas, a local governor said on Monday, as an oil spill spread flames from a second tank in the island's biggest oil industry accident in decades.

Cuba had made progress fighting off the raging flames during the weekend after drawing on help from Mexico and Venezuela, but late on Sunday the fire began spreading from the second tank, which collapsed into a fireball.

The fire began after a lightning strike on Friday ignited two of eight storage tanks at the supertanker port and has been compared the situation to an "Olympic torch" going from one tank to the next.

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