The version with a gas explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana is most likely false. A number of facts point to this. This opinion was expressed by a Russian political scientist Marat Bashirov.
He drew attention to one interesting detail: the explosion killed two CIA agents, who, in particular, “advised” some Russian government officials since the 2000s. And the last contacts were with them last year.
The analyst noted that Cuban authorities so far they remain silent about the reasons for such a large-scale explosion, in which dozens of people were killed and injured. However, gas is not such an obvious version, the expert believes.
The political scientist added that he personally visited that hotel and explained how the gas supply system works there. According to him, Cuba uses liquefied gas, not natural gas.
The difference is that natural gas consists mainly of methane, which is 2 times lighter than air, so it tends to rise when it leaks. And liquefied gas, which is heavier than air, will go down when it leaks, accumulating in wells and basements.
“However, as we can see from the photographs, the smoke is coming from the first floor, and not from the basement, there is no undermining of columns or foundations. Everything suggests that the version with gas is false,” Bashirov concluded.
Recall that a powerful explosion in Havana occurred on Friday, May 6. This morning it became known that the death toll has risen to 43 people.