A huge explosion which has rocked the worksite of Rayneau’s construction company in Cul-de-Sac is reported to have already claimed 8 lives.
Reports are that about 5:25 PM this afternoon a tremendous explosion heard and the shock wave felt throughout the Cul-de-Sac valley. Residents as far north as Carrelie and as far south as Massacre report hearing the explosion and feeling the aftershock.
A massive police, fire, and rescue contingent is on the scene.
Reports from Victoria Hospital are of sheer chaos as injured persons are being brought there in trucks and other vehicles.
All doctors and nurses have been called in as the list of casualties continues to grow.
The Fire Service has called for assistance from all units around the island.
Traffic reported to be snarled in the vicinity as many relatives rush to the area to find out the condition of family and friends nearby.
Police are asking persons to keep the roads clear so emergency vehicles may pass unhindered.
More information as it becomes available.