Major explosion reported at Cul de Sac

An investigation is underway into reports of  a major explosion in the Cul de Sac area.

According to initial reports reaching the Times, the explosion occurred as some men were welding a container.

The noise of the the explosion could be heard for miles around as far as Morne Fortune and Hospital Road and many emergency vehicles could have been seen rushing to the scene, according to reports.

There are reports of injuries.

UPDATE: The Times has been reliably informed that the explosion took place at the quarry at Cul de Sac.

Initial reports indicate that 3 people were killed and several others were injured when a container of dynamite exploded.

The incident is reported to have occurred after 5:00PM.

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160 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    wowww

    1. Joseph moise
      March 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      I.want to see the.site gearag

  2. Shane
    March 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I heard the noise that was about 5pm. That is terrible.

  3. Alex giovanni Daniel
    March 21, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    the massive shock was felt like a nuke bomb throughout the morne ciceron, la croix etc.

    1. Anonymous
      March 24, 2017 at 8:19 am

      where did u ever feel a nuke bomb?

  4. Alex giovanni Daniel
    March 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    it was felt throughout the entire ciceron areas

  5. shar
    March 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    people died? omg

  6. P
    March 21, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Omg

  7. Yup
    March 21, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    But i heard was 2 ppl who died

    1. Ben
      March 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      well another one died…you moron

      1. colly
        March 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

        Ben, relax, this is what’s happening and look at your attitude…was calling that person a moron really necessary?

      2. chris
        March 22, 2017 at 9:52 am

        Not Ben’s fault, he is just an idiot.

      3. Anonymous
        March 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

        ben works at royalton

      4. Anonymous
        March 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm

        You lie

      5. Anonymous
        March 22, 2017 at 8:23 pm

        Ben you funny lmao

  8. Alex giovanni Daniel
    March 21, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    we really need better inspectation of vehicles throughout before undergoing works for our safety. am sadden towards what has happen an my condolences to all families.

    1. Leigh
      March 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      It’s apparent that you did not read the article in its entirety or you do not understand the simplest of the English language! It was said that a box of dynamites exploded, and not the truck which was being worked on.

      1. James
        March 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm

        It said a “container” of dynamite. Hence the reason for the major destruction.

  9. Missy
    March 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    The noise was heard in town

  10. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    I felt it at marigot.

  11. Crying out
    March 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Oh my gosh, I heard the noise while I was walking through sansuci by the cultural center, it was loud and sounded scary to me…

  12. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    OMG MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILIES WHO LOST THEIR LOVED ONES.

  13. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I heard/ felt that in la clery…didnt know what to make of it…wow!

    1. g
      March 21, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Me too, felt it in city gate
      thought was thunder for a second

  14. flo.
    March 21, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Heard it as far as laguere babonneau

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      You lie

      1. tami
        March 21, 2017 at 7:23 pm

        Lol

      2. Anonymous
        March 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

        heard it by sky rides

      3. Anonymous
        March 21, 2017 at 9:50 pm

        Lol

    2. Mystery
      March 21, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      It true heard it in La-Guerre Babonneau. Thought it was wind blowing.

    3. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      stop lying

      1. SHANEL
        March 21, 2017 at 7:14 pm

        It was really heard in babonneau.. sigh .. rip to everone who lost their life. Heartbreaking

      2. Oh no
        March 21, 2017 at 7:18 pm

        Something so serious why would people lie. Smh I just don’t know why people insist on telling people they lie.

      3. tami
        March 21, 2017 at 7:24 pm

        Lmao

      4. 798798798
        March 21, 2017 at 10:59 pm

        Not impossible, was heard Mongiraud (some thought it was thunder).

    4. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Lol

  15. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    So sad

  16. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    3 ppl were killed an several person were injured

  17. big ups
    March 21, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    wat the hell i heard the noise right in Mon Du Don i say is a truck day ran into a vehicle

  18. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Felt it in entrepot

  19. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Felt it in balata shook my doors..my condolences to the families 🙁

  20. Concerned
    March 21, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Heard in grande rivière gros islet thought it was thunder

  21. Concerned
    March 21, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    thought it was thunder in Grand Rivière

  22. Resse
    March 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Omg heard this all the way in dennery valley

    1. Jada
      March 21, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Lol really 😂

      1. Anonymous
        March 21, 2017 at 9:37 pm

        Dennery is definitely closer the Babonneau

      2. Jehovah witness
        March 21, 2017 at 10:39 pm

        If you leave culdesac you will get to Babonneau before you get to dennery just by using the back road in tois Piton….just saying

  23. Blessed
    March 21, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    My condolences and prayers are with the berieved families. So sad.

  24. Lulu
    March 21, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Felt it in Sans Soucis, Castries. It sounded like an earthquake without the vibration.

  25. Joycelyn
    March 21, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    OMG so many things are happening in St Lucia.Father please put a hand.Ho
    W sad.

  26. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    omg
    People dying omg

  27. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Heard it in union.

    1. Anonymous
      March 22, 2017 at 7:13 am

      Im in union and i didnt hear it ppl really need to stop

  28. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    lmaoo

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      What is there to laugh about???

  29. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    It’s really sad ..I pray strength for the families. .

  30. Sad
    March 21, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Heart breaking

  31. victor simeina
    March 21, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I was 2 miles away when i heard the explosion, and i told my son lives will be lost because it brought back my experience in Iraq,

  32. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Wow!..so sad. My son works there and several people from my community. My heart felt condolences to all the families whose loved ones died or were injured. I pray that God will give them strength in this time of tragedy

  33. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Was heard in cendre faye

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      I felt it in cap estate

  34. Gabbii
    March 21, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I heard and felt it all Marchand… Sad. R.I.P to those who died…. Get well soon all those who are injured.. GOD is with you

  35. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Babonneau

  36. gregg
    March 21, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I thought was a earthquake, but didn’t hear the people around say anything, then i sid must be a collision. That was real powerful because i felt it in Castries.

  37. Jadin edward
    March 21, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I heard
    It it almost brake my aunty door

  38. Teacher say..
    March 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    This is a sad day. My condolences goes out to the families of the all victims and the company family. There are no words that will provide comfort in a time like this. All I can do is send love and positive energy to everyone, and I join mine with the others that have been sent. Also to the survivors, I wish you a speedy recovery.

  39. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    So sad.😂

  40. kella
    March 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    This reminds me how quickly we come and go. My heart goes out to the families who lost a love one or love one was injured​. I will be letting my love ones know that I love them

  41. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    OMG felt it all the way in micoudd

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Vv

    2. Lynn
      March 22, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Really? I leave in the valley didn’t feel anything and you in micoud you felt it, smh. Everything is a big joke for some of you all in St. Lucia. No wonder things are happening to us. Unless we look within our selves we are doomed with such demonic possession. Condolences to the families.

  42. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    heard it in town,very scary

  43. Kalisi
    March 21, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    This is so surreal! Like something out of a movie! Walking through town this evening and this is the topic on everyone’s tongue. RIP .It is heartbreaking to know anyone should have to perish in such a way. My thoughts go out to their family and loved ones. This matter needs to be investigated and someone held accountable for this terrible tragedy. HOLD TIGHT LUCIAN OUR BLOOD IS FLOWING ALMOST DAILY.

    1. James.
      March 22, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Mirrored my words.

      Very true.

  44. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    OMG!

  45. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    OMG

  46. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I felt the house shake in marigot, thought was something that hit the house so hard. Condolences goes out to the berieved families.

  47. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Ppl stop behaviour like children respect others opinion and move on. There are many many people mounting they lost and all u could do is argue. Oh plzzz. My goes out to those with family invoid in the tragedy. May our heavenly father grant you strength.

  48. Heartbroken and sick to my stomach
    March 21, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    What was dynamite doing in a contianer? these are always held in bond, innocent lives were taken today because of greed. Someone needs to hold that man accountable, too many lives lost.

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Sad thing is he won’t. No one is ever held accountable here for anything.

  49. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    We felt it in Forestiere it even creak my mother’s home

  50. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    it was heard in anse la raye

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      U lie

  51. jaeden
    March 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    This is so sad . Please ask god for help.

  52. Layer
    March 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I felt it in new York. Lol

    1. Lime Juice
      March 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Oye, dat dry

    2. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      It’s so ridiculous how some people choose to makes jokes during such a tragic time. I find it to be heartless and cruel. I wonder if those who are making a mockery of this received a call saying their relative or friend passed away in this explosion….how would your react…would it still be funny speaking about where u felt it…? Hmmm

    3. Anonymous
      March 22, 2017 at 8:45 am

      This not the time to behave like an Ass !! people are suffering, what would you have to say if it was your family.

  53. Lime Juice
    March 21, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    I felt that in Vanard tho, df was that? It was like the Shockwave sent an alarm to all of us

  54. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Serious times and ppl taking it fir a joke place and time for everything

  55. M. Chastanet
    March 21, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    u felt it blah blah ok uall felt it

  56. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    So sad my heart goes out to everyone who lost their love ones

  57. Bageee
    March 21, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I heard that big boom all rock hall and was wondering what was that

  58. That's wisdom
    March 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Poor jab macier so so said

  59. That's wisdom
    March 21, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Soooo sad

  60. Sad-But-True
    March 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Sad to hear the lives lost.
    But until Evil Chastanet gets the Hell out of St. Lucia, things won’t change.
    Evil Chastanet is a BLIGHT and a CURSE on this ISLAND.
    Step down and flee to your homeland Martinique.
    We don’t want you here.

    1. Anonymous
      March 22, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Why you have to bring politics into this. You are getting on like trump, the man is a St Lucian. wake up !!!!!

    2. Anonymous
      March 22, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Firstly he is not from Martinique!! And you are not even blaming the people who had the container!!

  61. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    My heart goes out to all the ppl with love ones in this explosion.

  62. mad
    March 21, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Felt it in marc broke my floor tiles.

  63. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Wonder what is the regulation for keeping dynamits?

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Not only that, put whether health and safety measures are revised periodically with staff to ensure risk is minimized.
      Whether periodic checks are being done on the premises to ensure compliance.
      Whether outside personnel like the fire department is called to visit workplace to ensure all is in compliance.
      Because in the absence of knowing details, if a company fails to adequately safeguard its employees, well I hope the families would know what to do.

  64. Real vibes
    March 21, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Sad but true.it look like you gonna have to deal with this evil chastenet for another 4 to 5 years.the way you crying for chastenet to live st.lucia,it lookalike you gonna flood the place.poor jab.

    1. Ben
      March 21, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      leave not live..

  65. Love truth
    March 21, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    HOW SAD MY PPL. POLITICS SOME HOW MUST B IN IT SMH SHUT UP FOOL AS IT WONT HAPPEN!

  66. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Kenny Anthony did not pay the African man on Utica ave ,he said blood would be sharing in st lucia but I didn’t take him serious but now I have no doute cuz it is crazy home poor lucia.

  67. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    i heard felt in carellie

  68. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    My prayers goes out to my people especially the families who lost their love ones

  69. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Heard this loud boom..a sound i never heard before, and i am in cedars..also a sort of vibration..condolences to all affected

  70. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    i knew someone who passed, i hope his love ones hold strong my condolences goes out to the anonymous person who lost their lives on Tuesday march 21.

  71. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Sad

  72. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Felt it in the north of the island…….but is wht the container doing with dynamites that what I want to no????

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Wht action would they take?? would rayneau go to court or sum thing cuz I want to no

  73. Concerned
    March 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Heard the loud noise in grand riviere thought it was thunder

  74. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    It was very scarry, it sounded like something fell on my house, then i also felt a big shake, for somtime i felt very strange and confused , in my thoughts it was like, is there an eruption (volcano)? the surrounding was just strange with everyone in doubt and fear .still feeling strange .

  75. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    NEWS FLASH = SATAN IS RAGING, LOOKING FOR AN OPEN DOOR AND HE FOUND ONE IN LITTLE ST. LUCIA. WATCH IT PEOPLE, THOSE OF YOU WHO LOVE THE LORD, LIVE UP TO HIS EXPECTATIONS, FOR THAT’S YOUR ONLY SHELTER. SATAN WILL GET WHO EVER DOES NOT FOLLOW THE LAMB OF GOD, [JESUS CHRIST]. REPENT FAST PEOPLE FOR JESUS IS ON HIS WAY.

    1. Anonymous
      March 22, 2017 at 7:15 am

      Serious man? Are you crack? Every opportunity to talk church. You people sicken me!

  76. Outraged
    March 21, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    It is sad what happened to the employees who worked on that site. I extend my condolences not only to them but also to their families. My question is however, why would so much explosive be stored on any site? There are procedures to be followed when storing and handling such material. There are lots of enquires to be made as it relates to the loss of life, the critically injured, the quality of life of survivors afterwards, compensation for the aggrieved, legal proceeding against the owner and his business associates (politicians, police, custom officials) for gross negligence. Lets wait to see how all of the above unravels.

  77. Outraged
    March 21, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    It is sad what happened to the employees who worked on that site. I extend my condolences not only to them but also to their families. My question is however, why would so much explosive be stored on any site? There are procedures to be followed when storing and handling such material. There are lots of enquires to be made as it relates to the loss of life, the critically injured, the quality of life of survivors afterwards, compensation for the aggrieved, legal proceeding against the owner and his business associates (politicians, police, custom officials) for gross negligence. Lets wait to see how all of the above unravels.

  78. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Comment:so sad

  79. Bond 007
    March 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    You can see some lucian have no heart, so vain….

  80. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    It’s so sad you leave your home going and look for a bread for your. Children thinking you will returned home to see your children and that is the sad new my prayer goes out the the families of those who lost their life god give them strength

  81. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    condolences to the families of all involved,but sad to say that every year for quite a while now,at least one life hv been lost on renneau s project.it’s a harsh reality!!

  82. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    We have experienced a very serious tragedy in St. Lucia today. Families are distraught over the loss of loved ones. We as a nation are mourning while some others a posting several very insensitive statements and it sickens me to the core. Let us come together as a people to support each other….Let us faithfully pray unceasingly…

    1. Cathy
      March 21, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Ikr!!!! Everything is a joke here in St Lucia. This is not the time to crack jokes and make stupid comments but to come together as a nation and pray. Provide a word or words of encouragement and see to it that the family does not have a mental or even a physical breakdown.

  83. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    RIPP Simon, Mr. Khodra and to the other/s who met their demise in today’s blast. I pray that the Lord comforts and strengthens the families in this very difficult moment.

  84. Cathy
    March 21, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Jesus Jesus Jesus………… this is heartening. This is so sad. I may not know anyone working at the site, but lord you know best. My heart is crying Lord.
    Condolences to the families, friends and the entire nation as we would not want this on our worse enemy.
    Life boy….. Dread

  85. OMG
    March 21, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    omg, i heard it all in choisuel, old victoria, thought was my neighbour house that fall down

  86. Zeggeh boys
    March 21, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Heard it in grace VF thought was a atom bomb

    1. omg
      March 21, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      liar

      1. Mystery
        March 22, 2017 at 3:14 am

        People fail to realize st lucia is small. Stop calling people liar and put your knees down and pray.

  87. Anonymous
    March 22, 2017 at 1:17 am

    This a tradgedy that has left the entire nation in mourning. We need to come together as one nation and pray for each other in those very intense and trying moments. For the loss of lives, May their Souls Rest In Peace. To the injured, a speedy recovery is emminent. My heart goes out to the families of both groups expecially the bereaved families, remain strong and steadfast in those difficult times. St Lucians, we all need to come together in intense prayer. Please, let’s all pray with and for each other. May Our Island Home be Blessed.

  88. postmortem
    March 22, 2017 at 3:41 am

    As usual hiding the Big Idiot, why no news crew cant say it is Rayneau Gajadhar Quarry that it happened at, my word everywhere “explosion at a quarry” or “in cul de sac”, like WDF we all know this guys reputation for mad workmanship and the way he go about doing haphazardness around the island, geez someone put the name out so we could scrutinize some more. condolences to all that was lost, your deaths shall not go in vain and no man or devil will escape….safety first Mr. Masa not slavery……

  89. DIRT
    March 22, 2017 at 4:06 am

    i thought was judgement day, saw the sky crack open with a bright flash, stopped my vehicle and started to pray by the road. but it wasnt HIM but his enemy, so i prayed harder.

    1. Relentless
      March 22, 2017 at 4:24 am

      I like this comment. 👍🙏

  90. Stranger from heaven
    March 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Oh how far some companies go to stay afloat … smh .. everywhere certain companies abide there must b bloodshed or some strange death

    1. Anonymous
      March 22, 2017 at 6:20 am

      this was purely accidental

  91. Savage
    March 22, 2017 at 6:59 am

    It was Heard in the Marisule area

  92. beck
    March 22, 2017 at 8:13 am

    I READ every comment b4 it was my turn…….heart broken. ….condolences

  93. Anonymous
    March 22, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Rest in peace my brothers

  94. Luciano
    March 22, 2017 at 8:48 am

    To some of you people who gave those nasty comments, one day your number will call I will see you on HTS or DBS
    Rest in peace my brothers.

  95. Pan Kaiso
    March 22, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Well quite frankly Reneau likewise his brother Simon a my very good friends , the question is what was dynamite doing on that site some heads will have to roll

    I cannot remember the la toc ammunition bunker being decommissioned nor am I aware that there was a bunker on my friends site if so then something is very wrong

    I would expect if there was such a bunker that it would be guarded by the police

    You see all is well till something goes wrong , you a my friend but you would have some serious question to answer ,first who gave the authorization for explosives tovernight or to be stored on your site with the presence of armed police officers

    All the other questions will follow

  96. Lynn
    March 22, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Sad-but-true you should be ashamed of yourself. Really?????? Lives have been lost and you attack one man. People like you who are destroying our land. The tongue is the most powerful thing and you should be careful how you use it. I hope you asked God for his forgiveness with all you vicious and malicious lies you say. This is not the time and place for your rubbish. My gosh give it a break.

  97. Anonymous
    March 22, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Condolences to the families of those who perished and were injured in this tragedy. Moving forward I need to ask some questions:

    How did a civilian have so mush explosives under his control and stored on his premises?

    Why were these explosives stored in a container, considering his unstable dynamite is?

    Which public official approved the storage of the explosives on a site other than the government storage facility at la Toc?

    Was the police aware that explosives were being stored at this facility and if so did they approved it or turned a blind eye?

    Who will be held accountable for the negligence which led to the slaughter of so many people?

    Will someone or persons be held accountable for negligent homicide?

    The practice as I know it for years now is that the explosives are wept under the control of the police, collected by an authorized person on the day of the blast and the unused quantity returned to the storage facility.

    If what existed at this facility is now the norm, then I can see how easy it would be for a terrorist to obtain explosives and create mayhem in this country or attack foreign interests.

    I have always known that the law is the law and no one, yes no one should be allowed to breach it or blatantly disregard it because of wealth, status or connections in society.

    I will be looking quietly to see the outcome of this investigation. I also suspect that other countries will be paying close attention too.

    1. Josie
      March 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Good question…. Food for thought…..

  98. Anonymous
    March 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    This just prove that we need to live each second as our last. R.I.P to all those who succumbed, speedy recovery to all you were injured. Heartfelt Condolences to family and friends of the deceased.

  99. deal
    March 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Why when some ppl take offense when other comments. Seriously stop this , sometimes what is been said can be food for thoughts. My heart goes out to all the families who have been affected.

  100. Anonymous
    March 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    My condolences to the family of all those who suffered in the incident. But there are questions we the people of SLU need answers. Why is that a container loaded with explosives (dynamite ) at that site and not under police control? Where are the health and safety guidelines for that company? GROSS DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE.

  101. Shan
    March 22, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Well y’all st lucians are something else. Condolences from wadadli.

  102. Josie
    March 22, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Heard the noise in Morne Ciseau, Jacmel and like others thought it was thunder…. this is heartbreaking….. i felt so distraught because i was at Cul De Sac a few minutes before it occurred…. Condolences to the family and friends of the persons who lost their lives and those fighting for their lives now….

  103. Not really
    March 22, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I heard it it Brooklyn

  104. Anonymous
    March 22, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    felt it Cacao

  105. Anonymous
    March 22, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    U liar. I knocking you out

  106. Anonymous
    March 22, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Well…. as a St Lucian living abroad, you have just reminded me of why I love my island dearly, but I would never go back there to live. Your intellect is still down in the gutter. Sadly, it has remained as undeveloped as some parts of Castries. You speak like depraved people, who are totally insensitive and not at all united. A serious tragedy has just occurred, and I have sat and read all your comments which reeked with ignorance. I am yet to understand how reporting about where the explosion was heard is relevant at this time. Can you seriously envision a bereaved family member telling you, ‘Thanks for telling me where you heard the explosion. This means a lot to me.” It was embarrassing reading your idiotic posts. I am telling you now. Continue in this vein, and you will see what will happen next. Right now the focus should be on encouraging the bereaved family members, and offering some form of comfort. If you cannot do this, then refrain from commenting. Some people were kind enough to offer condolences. Other comments were not at all helpful. How do I know? I lost a relative in the blast……..

  107. Twice Hurt
    March 22, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    As a St Lucian married and living abroad, after reading these comments, I am reminded of why I am not encouraged to go back to St Lucia to live. Most of you, your intellect is down in the gutter, and remains as undeveloped as some parts of Castries. A serious tragedy has just occurred, and most of you find the time to post such ignorant and insensitive comments. I’ll tell you this. Continue in this vein and you will see what will happen next. This just shows a lack of unity and common sense. How is reporting about where the blast was heard relevant at this time? Can you envision a bereaved family member thanking you and expressing how much he or she appreciates this information? Right now the focus should be on comforting and encouraging. If you find this difficult to do, then please refrain from posting comments. Instead, use the time to pray and ask God to change your ways. To those who posted positive and encouraging comments

  108. Twice Hurt
    March 22, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    … thank you, they are very much appreciated. How would I know? I lost a loved one in the blast.

  109. Anonymous
    March 22, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    My condolences goes out to the family I was walking by serenity park about after five with my friend going to a meeting when I heard this loud boom lord put a hand

  110. Anonymous
    March 25, 2017 at 11:28 am

    It IS possible that some could of heard the explosion and others did not. There are times when there has been an earthquake and people in the area feel it while others in that same area don’t. Sometimes we are too petty. Lives have been lost, people are suffering and the ignorance is just striving. I believe we should allow the police to do their job and if one does not have any thing positive or sensible to say or comment on, kindly keep your mouth closed and say a prayer instead. It will go a longer way. May God be with us all!!!

  111. Anonymous
    April 2, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Heard the explosion in Ti Morne, Union and l was shocked and wanted to as the neighbour if she heard a strange sound.

  112. Anonymous
    April 13, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Ammonium nitrate explosion?

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