Agriculture workers unhurt as items explode in savannah days after Independence Day fireworks

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 09:30

Three explosions at the Queen's Park Savannah in the last two days were caused by fireworks from Independence Day celebrations.

On Monday, an employee of the Ministry of Agriculture was cutting grass at the savannah when he heard a loud explosion under the tractor. 

There was minor damage to the equipment. 

There were two other explosions Tuesday morning when they returned. Luckily, officials from the Horticultural Division of the Ministry of Agriculture say the drivers escaped unhurt. 

Police and fire officials were called to investigate. 

We're told police and fire officials carried out routine checks after the fireworks display last week, but missed the items because the grass was overgrown. 

An official from Firepower Fireworks has confirmed that they removed the items. He explained that unexploded shells known as "duds" remained at the site.