SEVEN Islanders missing since the Pier Road explosion have been named.
The Islanders include 72-year-old Peter Bowler, 71-year-old Raymond (Raymie) Brown, Romeu and Louise De Almeida (67 and 64 years), Derek and Sylvia Ellis (61 and 73 years) and Billy Marsden (63 years).
The Islanders’ identities were released by their families on Monday afternoon. States police said the families had been supported by officers from the family liaison team, and had made the decision to name their relatives as the recovery operation continues.
An explosion in the early hours of Saturday morning led to a full collapse of a building on the Andium-run Haut du Mont estate and claimed at least five lives, with four people remaining unaccounted for.
States police said the identities of other Islanders would be released at a later date.
Tributes have begun pouring in for the Islanders, which will be featured in tomorrow’s JEP.