The Government of Saint Lucia has expressed gratitude to Martinique authorities for their quick response in providing assistance for people injured in the explosion at a Cul de Sac Quarry on Tuesday 21stMarch2017.A team from Martinique arrived in Saint Lucia early Wednesday morning and facilitated the air transfer of four seriously injured people for emergency treatment. Three people have been confirmed dead as a result of the incident. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, on behalf of the Government, expressed thanks to our French neighbours for the continued support for Saint Lucia in times such as these. The Prime Minister also commended the efforts of the staff of SLASPA and Victoria Hospital who are still working tirelessly to ensure the injured are attended to. The Government has also arranged the provision of counselling support for affected families.