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(SNO) — Operations at the Bank of St. Lucia (Vieux-Fort branch) was suspended for today, Monday, September, 17, 2018, due to what is believed to be an electrical problem which resulted in smoke emanating from inside the bank.
The incident occurred after 9 a.m.
The alarm was raised by employees who ordered their customers to vacate the bank immediately.
Upon receiving the order, the customers scampered out of the bank not knowing what was the problem.
“They asked us to leave the bank immediately, but did not tell us there was smoke in the building ….” said customer Thomas Henry.
He said he wasted no time to vacate the building.
Another customer said she panicked when the alarm was raised and dashed out of the building in seconds.
Two fire appliances and an ambulance were immediately summoned to the scene.
This reporter could not immediately ascertain whether there were any damages to the building.
And there were no immediate reports of anyone getting injured during the incident.
Staff of the bank declined to comment on the incident.