Man Trapped When the Staircase in His Building Collapses in Old Havana

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 13 June 2022 — A staircase collapsed on Monday afternoon, leaving a resident trapped in a three-story multi-family building located on Luz street between Curazao and Egido in Old Havana. Firefighters arrived at the scene to help the elderly man who could not escape from the interior of the building, in addition … Continue reading “Man Trapped When the Staircase in His Building Collapses in Old Havana”

Walking Through Havana Looking Up to Avoid Building Collapses

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 7 June 2022 — Originally called the Reina Building, because of the street on which it is located, and renamed Almacenes Ultra because of the large store that is located on its ground floor, the building that bears number 109 on centrally located Reina avenue has become a danger for residents … Continue reading “Walking Through Havana Looking Up to Avoid Building Collapses”

Building Collapses in Old Havana

14ymedio, Ignacio Gonzalez, Havana, 21 May 2018 – On Friday, 18 May, a the rear part of building in the Jesus Maria neighborhood of Old Havana collapsed, trapping three families who live in the building, a total of six people. The emergency services were able to rescue those trapped, bringing them out through the side, … Continue reading “Building Collapses in Old Havana”

Building Collapses and Shelters in Cuba

14ymedio, Mario Blanco. Montreal, 5 April 2018 — Within a month of assuming my position as mayor of the Plaza of the Revolution municipality in the City of Havana, in 1986, there was a partial collapse in one of the old buildings of the famous neighborhood of El Vedado. Several people were injured, although luckily no one … Continue reading “Building Collapses and Shelters in Cuba”

Heavy Rains Cause Floods and Building Collapses in Baracoa

14ymedio, Havana, 8 January 2018 — Heavy rains and coastal flooding in recent days in Baracoa have caused the collapse of two homes and the isolation of several towns in the province of Guantánamo, as confirmed to 14ymedio by residents of the area. “As of Thursday it has been raining torrentially and there are strong … Continue reading “Heavy Rains Cause Floods and Building Collapses in Baracoa”

Rain Causes 17 Building Collapses in the “Wonder City” / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 8 June 2016 – The residents of 418 Villegas Street, in Old Havana, were unhurt after a building collapse at nine o’clock Wednesday morning. The collapse of the roof of the house on the first floor was one of the 17 partial and total building collapses that occurred in the Cuban … Continue reading “Rain Causes 17 Building Collapses in the “Wonder City” / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar”