NEMO, the Ministry of Health, Fire and Police hosted a joint press conference on Wednesday on the mass casualty at the Cul De Sac quarry. Acting Commissioner of Police, Milton Desir, says an investigation is underway. Samples were collected on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as part of the investigation.

The acting Fire Chief has indicated that the fire service is not yet able to make any pronouncements about the cause of the explosion.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Merlene Fredrick, says the situation is still evolving and there are people who received minor injuries in the surrounding areas of the Quarry have presented themselves for treatment.

Nemo Director, Velda Joseph, spoke to the psychological and mental health support being given to traumatized and grieving families.