According to informed sources another person has died as a result of the explosion in Cul-de-Sac on March 21, 2017.
Dead is Jude Skelly of Dennery who passed away about 4:30 AM today. He was one of four who were flown to Martinique for medical attention after being critically injured in the blast which has killed three others and sent dozens of wounded to Victoria Hospital for medical attention.
Over the past few days it was felt by family that his condition was improving. Sadly the news early today belied their expectations. The latest victim is survived by a wife and two daughters, and also leaves behind nineteen brothers and sisters.
The late afternoon blast was reported to have been felt and heard as far north as Balata, and as far south as Canaries. Many homes in the immediate vicinity were reported to have been damaged from the shock wave radiating from the blast site.
Soon after, pictures from the scene were described by many as appearing to have come from a war zone. Twisted and contorted vehicles pock-marked with multiple holes, evidently from shrapnel, shocked viewers who were shocked by such an occurrence on Saint Lucian soil.
Today’s death now brings the total from the Cul-de-Sac explosion to four.
Police are continuing their investigations amid shock by many that the Explosives Act is from 1895.