Fuel tank truck mishap in Castries

A Rubis truck reportedly transporting fuel to a Chaussee Road petrol station encountered a mishap this morning just before 9:00 a.m.

The cylindrical tank at the back became dislodged resulting in a fuel spillage on the ground.

The incident occured on Jeremie Street next to the Castries market.

The St. Lucia Fire Service was on the scene.

Police cordoned off the area soon after the incident.

No persons were injured.


  1. Anonymous
    April 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

    “Police cordoned off the area soon after the incident” I see a crowd right there! Obviously not condoned off soon enough!!!

  2. Anonymous
    April 28, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Maybe they thought if ‘accidental bom’ was made again the blast radius would only be 10 feet.

  3. Anonymous
    April 28, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Thank God it was not going up or down hill

  4. sharon terrell
    April 28, 2017 at 10:29 am

    All these old trucks on our streets with poor regulations,and inspections.When will the DMV Department of Motor Vehicle in St.lucia get serious.Take these old Trucks and gas tankers off our streets before we have another blast.

    1. Anonymous
      April 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      So how will service stations get refilled if such trucks are taken off the road?

      1. Anonymous
        April 29, 2017 at 3:26 am

        Simple. Replace them with newer ones.
        Alternatively, carry out regular inspections according to Regulations.
        But once again, the problem comes down to Profit.

    2. Anonymous
      April 28, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      if that truck is old….them far less for the other 99%. If a “new” truck like this can fail then the regedengs on the road are obviously very very very dangerous.

      Again what is the dmv and traffic dept doing ??

  5. Anonymous
    April 28, 2017 at 11:45 am

    We all have to say thank God while the tank fell off it didn’t spark fire that would have been another catastrophe in the town. God is merciful. Don’t matter what any body may say about bad conditions of trucks the facts is thank God it didn’t spark fire.

  6. Anonymous
    April 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    thank god for true our god is a living god he is wide awake

    1. Anonymous
      April 28, 2017 at 1:22 pm


  7. Anonymous
    April 28, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    A full independent investigation is required for this mishap which could have been much worse.

  8. Anonymous
    April 28, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    We need to have those trucks deliver their fuel when we have less people on our streets . Think of this had the truck exploded …………

  9. Anonymous
    April 28, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you Jesus!!!

  10. Anonymous
    April 28, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    We are still a praying people, unseen angels walk all around us all the time, doing all the things we take for granted. I love the Lord so much I just want to thank and praise him he is worthy to be praised.

  11. Anonymous
    April 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Only idiots would gather around a leaking fuel truck. Any wonder St. Lucia is in the state that it is?

    1. Anonymous
      April 29, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Agreed… And even with the area cordoned off, people still congregate. No sense of self preservation.

  12. The Observer
    April 29, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Not too long ago we experienced this terrible incident at Cul De Sac now this near missed disaster: The responsible authority must see that St Lucia should live up to international standards with regards to the transportation and storage of flammable fuels, explosive and dangerous chemicals. On several occasions we have these vehicles loaded with dangerous cargoes traversing our roads without the requisite labeling nor the knowledge of the emergency services. Should we wait until something very serious on our roads before action is taken. Are our emergency service personnel trained and equipped to efficiently respond to chemical incident on our roads, what if the entire contents of this tanker had spilled?

  13. Anonymous
    April 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

    St. Lucia needs designated dangerous cargo truck routes. Keep them on the outskirts of the city.

  14. Wildindian
    April 29, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Driver didn’t check his pin on 5th wheel table….drv error..