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.