By Demion McTair. Posted 10:15 p.m. Updated 11:49 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Graniqua “Zara” Alexander, 17, is dead.
Zara was the last surviving victim of the May 19, Union Island gas station explosion.
She died tonight in Trinidad where she was flown for medical attention to treat her burns.
One News SVG understands that she was treated also for a lung infection.
The other two burn victims of the May 19, Union Island gas station explosion, who were hospitalized in St. Vincent, had succumbed to their injuries on May 24.
Freddy North, the owner of Freddy’s Gas Station, the property that exploded on May 19, succumbed to his injuries on May 24.
Hours after North died, Lindani Neverson died. Neverson had sustained burns to most of the body as a result of the May 19 incident.
THE MAY 19 INCIDENT ACCORDING TO AN OFFICIAL POLICE REPORT:
Police say that on May 19, at around 6:40 p.m., local time, the Union Island Fire Station was alerted about an explosion at Freddy’s Gas Station located at Clifton, Union Island.
The gas station was reportedly engulfed in flames which rapidly spread to a number of nearby buildings which caused the St. Vincent Electricity Company Limited (Vinlec) to cut power to the area.
The police report says 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 Police report says.