ST LUCIA – Deadly explosion at construction site

CASTRIES – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Tuesday night expressed condolences to the families of those killed in an explosion at a construction site in Cul de Sac.

“It is a very sad situation whenever somebody loses his life whilst working with something that’s a hazard, it’s always heart breaking when it does happen,” Chastanet told reporters at the scene of the explosion.

The scene of today’s explosion that has left three dead.

“So whilst I don’t know the names of the individuals as yet, my sympathies go their families,” he added.

The explosion which occurred at around 5 p.m. was heard for miles with some residents describing it as the “loudest explosion ever”.

“They must have used dynamite. Everybody came out; miles away and my house shook” one person told the St Lucia News Online publication.

The incident occurred at Rayneau Construction with media reports indicating that workers were performing welding work on the top of a container containing dynamites.

Hospital sources say several other people have been injured and there are also reports of damage to properties within the vicinity of the construction site.

The police have not issued any statement on the incident.

Source: (CMC)

4 Responses to ST LUCIA – Deadly explosion at construction site

  1. Tony Webster March 21, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I have great difficulty believing what I am reading.

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  2. Connie March 21, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Performing welding work on top of a container containing dynamites ?…Well I can’t believe it.

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  3. Avis Jones March 22, 2017 at 10:08 am

    What the bird? that was my first reaction. Wielding a container with dynamites ? Ooh my gosh, that is so serious. My condolence to all the families

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  4. Sharon Alleyne March 22, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I was under the impression that the law required that all explosives and blasting caps, and any other paraphernalia related to explosives , should be stored at the Police Armory, under strict supervision.
    If in fact they were welding the container, the workers would not be expecting it to contain explosives

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