HAVANA TIMES – A tornado ripped through the Cuban capital late Sunday, killing at least three people and injuring 172, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said, reportó dpa news.
The extent of the damage in Havana was unknown. Cuba’s Granma newspaper published photos of flooded streets and pavements strewn with debris.
On social media residents posted pictures of cars and buses flipped over and described widespread power outages.
Rescue teams have fanned out across the affected area, Diaz-Canel wrote on Twitter. He posted pictures of himself talking to first responders amid piles of rubble.
Flooding was also reported in the provinces of Pinar del Rio and Artemisa, west of Havana, and Mayabeque province, east of the capital, CNN reported.