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Blast in meat processing plant leaves one dead in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, May 29 (ACN) Specialists from the Ministry of the Interior in the province of Sancti Spíritus are investigating the causes of today's accident at the Unidad Empresarial de Base (UEB) Industria Cárnica Toricuba, belonging to the Empresa Agroindustrial de Granos Sur de El Jíbaro, in the municipality of La Sierpe.

Maité Toledo Pérez, 51 years old, and a worker at this center, was killed in the incident, which occurred when the steam generator of the productive process of the plant exploded due to an increase in the internal pressure in that equipment.

Boris Luis Rodriguez, deputy director of the rice company, told ACN that in the unfortunate event no other injuries were reported, although there were significant damages to the factory, which have not yet been quantified.

The UEB Toricuba, located in the community of Guasimal, in the municipality of Sancti Spíritus, is in charge of slaughtering pork and livestock to then produce meat products for tourism institutions, the agricultural market and social consumption.

Currently this unit is also immersed in the production of a type of spam, made from pork and beef in order to export it.

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