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Police release identity of man burnt in fishing boat explosion

by: Dominica Vibes News - September 24, 2018
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Deceased Ruford Peter Joseph

The Dominica Police Force is currently investigating the death of a Marigot resident who was burnt to death in an explosion last Friday.

According to a media report from the Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Simon Edwards, sixty one year old Ruford Peter Joseph better known as Frankie, of Marigot burnt to death during an explosion which occurred at 3:50 p.m. on Friday, September 21st 2018 at the Fisheries Complex in Marigot.

Edwards stated that according to an eye witness, the deceased was doing maintenance work on his fishing boat, Infinity, when the explosion occurred.

After the fire was controlled, the burnt body was discovered and pronounced dead by a medical doctor, Edwards continued.