Yesterday I passed the Shell petrol station at Manor Park a few hours after it had been damaged by fire. There was a burnt out truck by the pumps and the area was cordoned off with a yellow tape, marked
Police crime scene Do not cross Police crime scene Do not cross
I imagined some kind of holdup gone wrong, but the real story was much more bizarre …
At about 9:00 a.m., a pump at the Shell service station at 211 Constant Spring Road exploded into flames setting off chaos. “After mi start to pump di gas inna a container like mi usually do, mi only si di flame a come out a did pump, mi scream an run,” remarked David Levy, a customer.
He continued that what happened next left him in awe as workers on a cesspool truck set about spraying the flames that engulfed the pump, a pickup truck and the surroundings with raw sewage.
(source: Jamaica Gleaner)