An Investigation into the cause of the May 19, 2020 catastrophic explosion and fire at the UniGas petrol station in Clifton, was mounted immediately after the incident.

And according to Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, a senior officer from the Major Crime Unit and the Senior Ranking Officer attached to the Union Island Police Station have both been assigned to conduct the investigation.

Gonsalves was responding to a question by Parliamentary Representative for Southern Grenadines Terrence Ollivierre in Parliament last Monday, as to whether or not an investigation will be conducted and what recommendations have been made going forward.

The Prime Minister further said in his answer that it is expected that a report will be produced immediately upon completion of the investigation.

It is anticipated that the investigation will discern the cause of the fire.

The May 19 fire is said to have started at around 7pm at the petrol station owned by 72-year-old Freddy Naert.

Naert, 12-year-old Lindini Neverson and 17-year-old Shaniqua ‘Azaria’ Alexander succumbed to burns they received during the blaze.

Source(The Vincentian)

Subscribe for News updates

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications when new stories are posted.