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OBlaze in Cuban Oil Depot Leaves 17 Firefighters Missing, 121 Hurt

A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled in the city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing, Cuban authorities said.

Officials said an unidentified body had been found late on Saturday.

Firefighters and other specialists were still trying to quell the blaze on Saturday at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, where the fire began during a thunderstorm on Friday night, the Ministry of Energy and Mines tweeted.

Authorities said about 800 people were evacuated from the Dubrocq neighbourhood, closest to the fire.