Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has called for prayers and support for the families of those affected by an explosion which occurred in the Cul de Sac area on Tuesday evening.

Speaking from the Victoria Hospital where several of the injured were taken following the incident Prime Minister Chastanet said: “Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones and those who are still waiting to find out information about their family members. You are all in our prayers in this difficult time. We must all support each other at this time and pray for our fellow Saint Lucians.” He also thanked emergency responders and hospital staff for their valiant efforts. The Prime Minister added that the incident has taken the entire nation by shock and expressed profound grief over the loss of life.