Tuesday 7 July, 2020

JUST IN: One dead from gas refilling explosion

A man has died as a result of Sunday’s explosion and blaze at an east Kingston home used illegally as a gas refilling plant.

The dead man has been identified as Everad Austin.

Austin passed away between Sunday and Monday as a result of his injuries.

Five people, including two young teens were reportedly injured in the Sunday afternoon incident at 3 Jacques Avenue, off Jacques Road, that sent residents running.

The fire forced the Rollington Town Fire Station to call for all available assistance, as cooking gas cylinders exploded.

There were reports of multiple 25-pound cylinders with gasolene on the premises, along with 100-pound cylinders and two 1,000-pound cylinders.

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