Union Island gas station explosion survivor “doing well”

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The lone survivor of the Union Island gas station explosion, Shaniqua “Azaria” Alexander is doing well.

This is according to Abdon Whyte – Teacher at the Union Island Secondary School, where Zara is a student.

Zara, as she is affectionately known, was flown to Trinidad and Tobago for medical attention on Sunday (May 24), the same day the other two victims succumbed to their injuries.

Whyte informed that doctors have addressed a lung infection that Zara had.

“Update on Zara: From all reports, she is stable and continues to fight,” Whyte reported via Facebook.

“…The doctors have done the necessary body scans and have started treating the burns,” he continued.”

Zara, 17, sustained second and third degree burns in the May 19 explosion at the island’s only gas station, UniGas fuel station.

Speaking on XtremeFM via phone on Monday (May 25), Whyte informed that a target has been set at $US90,000 to cover Zara’s medical bills.

Whyte said he had spoken to Zara since her arrival to Trinidad and Tobago, explaining that she was in good spirit and very optimistic.

He shared that Zara will need reconstructive/plastic surgery as she sustained burns all over her body and was severely injured.  She will remain in the southern Caribbean twin-nation for at least 30 days.

Persons who are interested in donating, can do so at the Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (BOSVG).

Account number: 6105632, Account name: Zarion Alexander (brother).

Donations can also be made through GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/a-future-for-zara-and-lindani

Provisions have also been made for the receipt of donations for the family of Lindani Neverson, the 12-year-old boy who died as a result of the explosion.

This can also be done at the BOSVG. Account number: 2111630, Account name: Annis Neverson (mother).

For more information call: 784-526-4402 (Abdon Whyte).

Whyte appealed to his Facebook friends “to pray for Zara as her road to recovery would be long and hard.”