A number of structures located near the area of Tuesday’s deadly explosion sustained damages, however one businessman is not taking it lightly.
He wants compensation.
The unidentified businessman told Choice News Now that whoever is responsible for the explosion should pay for the damages to his restaurant and house.
The businessman told Choice that part of the restaurant’s ceiling fell on the plate of a customer who was eating.
He said the entire ceiling crashed moments later. His house nearby was also damaged, he told Choice.
“A situation like that, I mean, whoever is the cause of whatever transpired yesterday should foot the bill,” he said. “Somebody has to pay me for my damages.”
He added: “I haven’t come with a dollar figure as to how much it is. I know what the damages are, it’s just that I haven’t put a dollar figure to it.”
Other residents and business owners close to the quarry, operated by Rayneau Gajadhar’s RG Group of Companies, have reported damages.
A gas station official reported shattered windows and several residents reported cracked walls, collapsed ceilings, broken electronic items and furnishings.
A church official reported that part of the structure’s ceiling had collapsed and the organisation is awaiting an engineer’s assessment. He however told Choice that the structure can be replaced but his heart goes out to those who lost loved ones.
One resident told Choice: “I say to myself the whole world mashup cause first time in my life I heard a blast like that.”
The explosion, heard and felt miles away, was so powerful that many residents in Castries mistook it for an earthquake or a plane crash.
At least three people were killed in the explosion and over 20 injured.