On Wednesday, the serene island nation of Seychelles was jolted by a devastating catastrophe as an explosion ripped through the depot of the Civil Construction Company Ltd. (CCCL) in Providence, followed by flooding in the northern region of Mahé, as reported by Le Quotidien de la Réunion. The incident, which caused a ripple of chaos in the surrounding districts and the airport, has resulted in at least 100 casualties. A state of emergency has been declared across the archipelago in response to these tragic events.
The Unraveling of the Crisis
The explosion that shook the industrial area of Providence has left the island nation grappling with the aftermath. The blast's reverberations were also felt at the airport, causing disruptions to operations and further escalating the chaos. The situation deteriorated as torrential rainfalls triggered flooding in the northern region of Mahé, claiming two lives from Wednesday night to Thursday.
Mauritius Extends a Helping Hand
In the wake of this crisis, Mauritius, a fellow Indian Ocean island nation, has extended its full support to Seychelles. Maneesh Gobin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mauritius, expressed the country's 'fraternal solidarity' with the Seychelles government and its people on Facebook. He affirmed that Mauritius is prepared to provide any necessary assistance to Seychellois authorities during these challenging times. In his message, Gobin also offered prayers for the swift recovery of the injured.
Call for Public Participation
The report urges the public to contribute to the information pool by sharing their photos or videos of the current situation or any unusual scenes through WhatsApp. The contact information has been provided, ensuring that everyone has a chance to voice their experiences and observations.