Powerful storm leaves three dead in Havana


HAVANA: Three people died as a result of torrential rains and high winds that damaged more than two dozen structures and flooded parts of Havana, local media reported Thursday. The official Granma newspaper said the Cuban capital was hit Wednesday afternoon by a line of severe thunderstorms packing winds of up to 98 kilometers (61 miles) per hour. The island’s civil defense command said the victims included a 77-year-old woman who drowned in flood waters that swept parts of Old Havana. The newspaper also said a 23-year-old man was electrocuted by a falling powerline. State-run television also reported the death of a 43-year-old lawyer.



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