CaribWorldNews, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Weds. Sept. 9, 2009: Three people are reportedly dead after an early morning fire at the St Jude’s Hospital in St Lucia.
Star reports indicate that the fire broke out 12:30 and 1 a.m. at the hospital and soon engulfed the entire Surgical Ward of the Hospital ablaze. Two men died at the ospital while another died en route to the Victoria Hospital in Castries, the paper said.
Several patients were seriously injured and were transferred to the Victoria Hospital in Castries and other hospitals around St Lucia while others were housed at the nearby Vieux Fort Comprehensive School.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.