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Young Man Honored for Heroic Effort to Save Children in Havana Accident

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 by Emily Vargas

Young Man Honored for Heroic Effort to Save Children in Havana Accident
Lisandro Guzmán Hernández - Image © Facebook/Lisandro Guzmán Hernández

The young Cuban, Lisandro Guzmán Hernández, has been showered with gratitude for his brave act of trying to rescue children and other passengers from a burning vehicle following an accident on Havana's eight-lane highway.

Guzmán suffered significant burns during his commendable effort, standing out as one of the heroes in this tragic event, as described by user Oslaine Martí on the social media platform Facebook.

"Honor and recognition to another hero who, as you can see, suffered burns while helping to save the children and other passengers from the burning car. My respects and speedy recovery," Martí wrote.

A Tragic Accident in Havana

The accident occurred on July 5 when a Kia Picanto flipped multiple times, eventually catching fire. In the tragic event, a 7-year-old girl trapped inside the vehicle died, and her 17-year-old aunt succumbed to her injuries hours later in the hospital.

A paramedic who assisted the family expressed sorrow at not being able to rescue the girl immediately. Miguel Sarmiento, a young man working in prehospital emergency medical services, stated on Facebook that his team managed to assist two babies in time, but they could not save the other child.

"We had the honor of responding to this emergency and were able to save the lives of the babies present at the scene. Mobile124 listening," he noted in the group "Accidentes Automovilísticos en Cuba."

Other passengers from the vehicle were hospitalized.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Havana Accident

In light of the tragic accident in Havana, many questions have arisen regarding the events and the heroic actions taken. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers.

Who is Lisandro Guzmán Hernández?

Lisandro Guzmán Hernández is a young Cuban who attempted to rescue children and other passengers from a burning vehicle after an accident in Havana. He suffered significant burns during his heroic effort.

What happened during the accident on July 5?

On July 5, a Kia Picanto flipped multiple times and caught fire. A 7-year-old girl and her 17-year-old aunt tragically lost their lives in the accident.

Who is Miguel Sarmiento?

Miguel Sarmiento is a young paramedic working in prehospital emergency medical services. He and his team were able to save two babies but were unable to rescue another child trapped in the vehicle.

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