A huge explosion which rocked the Cul-de-Sac area about 5:25 PM this afternoon is reported to have claimed multiple lives.
According to sources at least three persons are reported dead with multiple injuries. Eyewitnesses report seeing body parts strewn around the scene of the blast.
It is reported that the explosion occurred at the premises of prominent businessman in a container where a large quantity of dynamite/explosives was being stored. Exact cause of the explosion is still unknown.
Police have been dispatched to the scene and the Fire Service has placed a call for assistance from all units around the island.
More info as it becomes available.
***UPDATE: 6:12 PM – 8 persons reported dead at this time. Multiple injuries!