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Quarry Explosion Report in DPP’s Hands

Image: An aerial view of the quarry site [PHOTO: Kendell Eugene]

THE Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) is now in possession of a report on the blast which took place in the Farrand Quarry on the Bexon Highway in March that killed four people and wounded 31.

Home Affairs and National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, confirmed yesterday the completion of the report and admitted that it is in the hands of DPP Daarsrean Greene.

“The DPP is now in conversation with the lead investigator and after that a decision will be made,” Francis said.

The explosion at the quarry shook buildings near and far from the site, caved in the roof of a structure nearby, blasted out window panes and shattered chandeliers from their ceilings in buildings in the nearby Odsan community and damaged several vehicles.

It took a team of local and overseas investigators to sift through the rubble and compile the report. The destruction was said to be on a massive scale as several of the wounded were in critical condition with at least four of them being rushed to the Lamina Hospital in Martinique for treatment.

Micah George is an established name in the journalism landscape in St. Lucia. He started his journalism tutelage under the critical eye of the Star Newspaper Publisher and well known journalist Rick Wayne as a freelancer. A few months later he moved to the Voice Newspaper under the guidance of the paper’s recognized editor, Guy Ellis in 1988.

Since then he has remained with the Voice Newspaper, progressing from a cub reporter covering court cases and the police to a senior journalist with a focus on parliamentary, government and politics. Read full bio...

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