Dash Valley community in the dark following electrical incident
An electrical incident in Dash Valley, St George left the community without power today and a woman seeking medical attention.
The woman, who has not been identified, was reportedly taken by surprise by a loud explosion caused by fallen powerlines. The incident occurred around 10 o’clock this morning when a container truck pulled down some power lines in the area.
According to residents, the woman, who was walking at the time of the incident, complained of chest pains and wheezing before a private vehicle took her for medical care.
One elderly resident told Barbados TODAY that she was doing housework when the explosion caused her to jump, drop what was in her hand and run outside to see what was going on.
“That sound holler hard. That driver is a lucky man. He was inside that truck and he get out. He was shaking and we had to give him water for he to drink and cool himself,” she said.
Police and officials form the Barbados Light and Power Company Limited (BL&P) and other utility companies were at the scene carrying out investigations.
Officials from BL&P said extensive repair work was required following today’s incident. As a result, the company was unable give word on when electricity would be restored to the area.