A LPG gas tank exploded at El Pecos Restaurant in Maraval located on the ground floor of the Royal Palm Plaza
this morning around 10:45 am.
Four fire appliances were called out from the Wrightson Road, Fire Station.
According to Fire Service Officials there are 16 injured and others not accounted for; eleven people have thus been rushed to P.o.S general Hospital; an entire ward has been cleared to accommodate victims affected.
Dr. Faud Khan was at Parliament at the time of the explosion and left the sitting to assist victims who were affected on the scene.
The explosion is suspected to have been a cause of a leak from a LPG gas tank in the kitchen area.
Today marks one year since the last fire that took place at the El Pecos, Ariapita Avenue branch.