Reported Explosion at Hilltop Court, Southampton Residence [Updated]

Mon, 2022-05-02

Around 8:50pm today (Monday, 2nd May 2022), several 911 calls were received regarding an explosion at a Hilltop Court, Southampton residence.

Police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service as well as ambulance personnel responded to the scene.

Details remain limited at this time. However, it appears that the building involved suffered significant damage.

Several people were taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown.

Members of the public are being urged not to share photos or videos of the scene via social media, as inquiries continue regarding the circumstances of this incident.

A further update is anticipated in due course, once more information is known.

Update: Detective Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford speaks to the media at the scene.

Update: Tuesday, 3rd May - Home explosion claims life of male guest worker, wife critical in ICU.