Police and fire rescuers are combing through rubble for survivors after an explosion late Friday morning destroyed a hotel in Havana, Cuba.
It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion at Hotel Saratoga in the center of the city.
Witnesses described a “massive blast,” which appeared to destroy buses and cars outside the hotel.
Images from the scene showed the blown-out facade of at least three floors of the ornate green-and-white stuccoed building. Plumes of dust and smoke could be seen rising around debris on the ground.
This is a developing story and will be updated.