Three killed, 172 hurt in Havana tornado

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel said early Monday that three people had been killed and 172 injured in the storm. (AFP pic)

HAVANA: A powerful tornado that struck Havana killed three people and left 172 injured, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said early Monday.

Diaz-Canel, who toured the darkened streets of Havana in the pre-dawn hours visiting emergency crews, wrote on Twitter that damages to the Cuban capital from the late Sunday tornado “were severe.”