Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has expressed solidarity with the people of Union island and in particular those injured in Tuesday evening’s fire at a Gas Station in Clifton.
Speaking on NBC’s Face to Face programme Dr. Gonsalves said three persons were injured in the incident which occurred at about 6:30 PM.
Gonsalves said the government will be making every effort to ensure that the victims receive the necessary medical treatment and commended everyone who responded to the fire.
A police report noted that three (3) persons reportedly sustained injuries from the incident and were subsequently rushed to mainland, St. Vincent, to seek medical attention at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard Service (SVGCG).
Lindini Neverson, 12 years old Student of Union Island sustained second-degree burns about his body; Freddy North, 72 years old the owner of Freddy’s Gas Station sustained first degree burns about his body; and Shaniqua “Azaria” Alexander, 17 years old Student of Union Island sustained both second and third-degree burns about her body.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.