Pensioner, 70, survives massive gas explosion that turned home to rubble

A hero neighbour waded barefoot into a blown-up bungalow to save a pensioner whose home was torn apart in a suspected gas explosion – while she was ‘brushing her teeth’.

Jake Huntley, 27, leaped out of bed and sprinted to the scene, when he heard the walls and roof blown off a nearby home in Buckfastleigh, Devon, yesterday morning.

The oil worker said he found the injured occupant – named locally as Marilyn Rice, in her 70s – ‘frozen still’ with her ‘skin...
source: Metro

2019-03-24 23:32
Latest news from Metro
today 11:11 Revenge porn victims could get same anonymity as sex abuse victims
today 10:08 Boy, 10, died playing football with friends when ‘blood vessel burst in his brain’
today 10:08 Glastonbury 2019 weather: Webcam live feed shows Worthy Farm as festival gets underway
today 10:08 Russian girl born with half a face flies to London for medical treatment
today 10:08 Man allowed to keep dog he pinned down and punched in public
today 10:08 Mum says she still loves psychopath son who murdered her daughter
today 10:08 Families ‘pushed further into poverty by two child limit on benefits’
today 09:05 As a working class Muslim I don’t fit the description of a climate change activist
today 09:05 Brexit campaigners broke the law, now they must face the consequences
today 09:05 Racist Airbnb host calls guest ‘n****r’ and ‘monkeys’ in chain of abusive texts
today 09:05 Laws against abusing animals are about to get a whole lot tougher
today 06:59 Boy goes to leavers’ ball in pink dress and is crowned Prom Queen
today 06:59 Massive fight breaks out at Royal Ascot leading to professional footballer being suspended
today 04:53 Where is Glastonbury Festival held – postcode, site map and parking information
today 23:38 Pakistani, Gypsy, and travellers more vulnerable to loneliness ‘because of racism’
today 22:35 Serial rapist sobs in front of brave victims as he’s jailed for 20 years
today 22:35 Mum bought son, 5, McDonald’s then tied their hands together and jumped to death
yesterday 21:32 Mum found baby’s headstone kicked after vandals tried to ‘dig up’ grave
yesterday 20:29 Clergyman spared jail after stealing £50,000 paid by grieving families
yesterday 19:26 French bulldog tied to vehicle and dragged to her death
Latest news from Great Britain
today 11:20 Lib Dem hustings: the other leadership contest
today 11:20 Tackling the climate crisis means the end of capitalism as we know it
today 11:17 EU moves to end car-testing 'confidentiality clause'
today 11:17 Horsefly bite treatments, how to avoid clegs and how to tell if you've been bitten
today 11:17 Horsefly bite treatments, how to avoid clegs and how to tell if you've been bitten
today 11:17 How to keep cool in hot weather when you're pregnant
today 11:17 How to keep cool in hot weather when you're pregnant
today 11:17 Police release statement after officers cordon off pool of blood in east Hull street
today 11:17 Residents speak out after seeing man 'laid out covered in blood' in east Hull street
today 11:11 Revenge porn victims could get same anonymity as sex abuse victims
today 11:11 Boris ally delivers quick reply in tense BBC clash over Brexit deadline – 'Remainers lost'
today 11:11 Emmerdale spoilers: Jessie Dingle’s death sealed? Sandra Marvin drops worrying hint
today 11:11 This four-bed property and 110-acres of land could be yours for just £30 - how?
today 11:11 Coronation Street spoilers: Sean Tully viciously assaulted by vengeful Paul Foreman?
today 11:11 NASA alien life breathrough: Asteroid discovery ‘holds clues to origin of life’
today 11:11 France weather forecast: Heatwave sparks urgent warning as 3 die - ‘do not downplay this'
today 11:11 EU crumbles: Brussels official let slip Brexit deal could be reopened by future PM
today 11:11 Prostate cancer: New urine test will 'transform' diagnosis and treatment of condition
today 11:11 Brexit revelation: Referendum was most significant constitutional event in 300 years
today 11:11 Jeremy Corbyn sends Labour MPs to despair as Brexit dithering is ‘slow moving car crash'
today 11:11 Jeremy Hunt takes on Boris Johnson in huge Twitter storm after he refuses Sky News debate
today 11:11 Royal row: How Queen scolded Prince Philip at Sandringham – 'So cruel!'
today 11:11 Stacey Dooley: ‘I don’t think that’s right’ Strictly winner speaks out on 'experience'
today 11:11 Norovirus outbreak: Three hospital wards closed as sickness bug spreads through Cornwall
today 11:11 World War 3: Why Russia's statement in Havana mirrors Cuban Missile Crisis
today 11:11 Raab delivers brutal swipe at Hunt over 'fake' Brexit deadline - 'How long does he want?'
today 10:44 ‘It’s not OK’ Meghan Markle and Prince Harry warned over Frogmore Cottage expenses
today 10:44 'Goodbye normal world' Revellers descend on Glastonbury for 5-day bender
today 10:44 Art teacher arrested for historic child sex crimes ‘killed himself' while out on bail
today 10:44 'Hell is coming' 44c heatwave to hit Europe with hottest temp since scorcher killed 70,000
today 10:29 UK lawmaker Morgan backs tighter regulation of fund 'buy lists'
today 10:17 Gold is back in the game – so what’s our next price target?
today 10:14 One parent's brutally honest review of the school run
today 10:14 One parent's brutally honest review of the school run
today 10:14 Boris Johnson: Is it time for PM frontrunner to be more open and honest?
today 10:14 Boris Johnson: Is it time for PM frontrunner to be more open and honest?
today 10:14 You can get free bus travel to Hull's revamped leisure centre as gym and sauna gets £1.76m makeover
today 10:08 Boy, 10, died playing football with friends when ‘blood vessel burst in his brain’
today 10:08 Glastonbury 2019 weather: Webcam live feed shows Worthy Farm as festival gets underway
today 10:08 Russian girl born with half a face flies to London for medical treatment
today 10:08 Man allowed to keep dog he pinned down and punched in public
today 10:08 Mum says she still loves psychopath son who murdered her daughter
today 10:08 Families ‘pushed further into poverty by two child limit on benefits’
today 10:08 Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled review: Has Mario Kart lost its crown?
today 10:08 Europe heatwave warning: Alert over ‘cold shock’ holiday threat after three die in France
today 10:08 High blood pressure: Four factors of developing the condition and how to overcome them
today 10:08 Meghan Markle criticised for altering Diana-jewelled engagement ring 'A piece of history!'
today 10:08 Avengers Endgame re-release to beat Avatar box office CHEATING? Fans are divided
today 10:08 Weight loss diet: Using this one trick can help you burn fat fast - what is it?
today 10:08 GATT 24: What is Gatt 24? Could Boris Johnson’s plan be the key to unlock no deal Brexit?
Watch the news from UK on Facebook