Vacherie, LA – This sleepy riverside community was rocked Saturday night when an explosion at the local daiquiri plant injured over two dozen workers.
Initial reports are still trickling in as some witnesses are saying that about two dozen people were, “all tore up” and “totally wasted” after an uncontrolled explosion sent a wave of blue eruption cascading into workers’ bodies.
The Vacherie mayor, a 22 year old named Chud Becnel, was reported missing after the explosion and is feared dead. Witnesses say he was sitting around with members of the city council discussing plans to install a new pipeline that would transport daiquiri directly into the surrounding homes when the plant exploded. Chud became unresponsive, and rescue workers transported him to the bed of his truck for rehabilitation. By the time they had came back out to check on him, Chud’s body was gone.
Vacherie Councilwoman Braxlee Himel told The Push Pole, “I’m not sure where he is. He was totally smashed. He could have wandered off into the cane field. He could have hitched a ride to the lake. Who knows, maybe the mosquitoes took him. We may never know. Our first priority is getting the daiquiri plant back up and running. We can’t function as a community without it. I can’t picture this town without a daiquiri plant. We’d be no better than Chackbay.”
Councilman Rayden Hymel, who is also Chud’s best friend, weighed in on the dangers of industrial work, “Every night brave men and women leave their families so that they can come down to the daiquiri plant and earn a living. Sometimes you come home pretty messed up. Sometimes you don’t come home at all. It’s part of the job. You just have to accept it.”
Workers are still recuperating after the disaster. Dozens are experiencing severe headaches, upset stomachs, blurred vision, and extreme sensitivity to light and noise. Authorities are recommending bed rest and fast foods to combat the effects of the explosion.