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Steering wheel saved me from Clacton gas explosion
10:21am Friday 7th February 2014 in News
A WOMAN has revealed she was saved by her steering wheel after debris from a gas blast smashed through her windscreen.
Gail Blackwell, 44, was driving past a house in Cloes Lane, Clacton, at the moment it exploded.
A slab of concrete hurtled through her Ford Ka’s windscreen and hit her steering wheel.
Mrs Blackwell, of Sidney Street, Brightlingsea, said: “I am lucky to be alive.”
Investigators were still picking through the rubble yesterday after the explosion on Wednesday morning.
For a special report, including information on the flurry of donations by Clacton residents to the victims, see Friday's Gazette.
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