Nevis Premier Brantley Confirms 2 Students Injured in Explosion at an MUA Student Dormitory

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley has issued a statement durround word of an explosion at the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) on Wednesday October 3.

Premier Brantley was at the time presenting updates about tie incident during a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on Thursday October 4.

He confirmed that two students were indeed badly injured in the explosion and added that he visited the hospital late Wednesday night and observed the hospital staff treating both students”. He said one students was transported via air ambulance, at 2am on Thursday morning to the United States for additional care and treatment.

However the other has been receiving care at the Alexandra Hospital until that students can be transported to the us. According to the statement, both students are 28 and 31 years old and are in their final stages of their studies at the MUA.

Premier Brantley said, “we also gather that both are American Citizens, and naturally, we are concerned with the MUA – a significant employer and a significant contributor to Nevis, and we are certainly concerned about what happens there and concerned about the welfare of the students at this time.

He continued, “we are uncertain at this stage as to the cause of the explosion but I believe that the relevant authorities have the situation well in hand, and are undertaking the necessary investigation”.

Premier Brantley ended by assuring that his government will continue to work very closely with the authorities and with the Medical University of the Americas, to ensure that the safety and security of their students continues to be preserved.

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