Iran expresses sympathy with Cuba over deadly fuel depot fire

Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Nasser Kanaani on Sunday extended the country’s condolences over a recent fire at a fuel depot in Cuba.

The Iranian diplomat expressed sympathy with the Cuban people and government, as well as families of the victims.

The disaster happened on Friday after lightning struck a fuel storage tank in Matanzas and caused a major blaze there.

A second storage tank went off on Saturday after the fire spread.

According to Cuban authorities, at least one person was killed and more than 120 others were injured. Over a dozen firefighters remain unaccounted for.

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