HAVANA TIMES (dpa) — The Cuban capital suffered several partial building collapses in recent days due to heavy rains that hit the city at the end of last week, informed the official media on Monday.
No deaths or injuries were recorded, said the official newspaper “Granma”, noting that the affected individuals “were moved to safe places.”
The authorities still do not have the total number of homes affected. The cases occurred in the central municipalities of Centro Habana, Old Havana, Diez de Octubre and Marianao, according to reports.
Due to the poor state of many buildings, heavy rains and storms often cause partial or total collapses in the Cuban capital.
Havana also suffered flooding in several coastal areas in recent days. The tide flooded streets in the districts of Miramar and Plaza.
There was also flooding in streets adjacent to the Malecón seawall in Centro Habana and Old Havana, as well as in the low-lying areas of Cojimar and Guanabo, in the eastern part of the city.