Twenty Fourth Winter Explosion: Another UK House Explosion! Swansea House Obliterated By Gas Explosion......

Swansea gas explosion: Boy, 14, lucky to be alive, dad says 

The dad of a 14-year-old boy who was pulled from the rubble after a suspected gas explosion at a Swansea house has said he is lucky to be alive. Emergency services were called to the scene of the blast at about 11:20 GMT on Monday morning in Morriston. One man was killed and three were injured after the explosion which damaged several properties. Police said an investigation had been launched and the Health and Safety Executive had been informed. The body of the man who died was found during a search of the scene, South Wales Police said. Anthony Bennett's son Ethan was the child pulled from the rubble, along with his mother Claire, who remains in hospital with six broken ribs. He said: "[Ethan] just remembers the explosion going and him being thrown up against the ceiling. "Then next thing he knew he was coming round, he seemed to be outside or in the open air. "But apparently part of the roof was under him and half was on top of him and the guy who lived a couple of doors down, he ran across to check on Claire and then he ran up and dragged Ethan out and he carried Ethan off the roof to get him out. "They are so lucky to come out of it." Ethan and his mother were two of three people taken to hospital after the explosion, with a second adult - a postman - since being discharged. Source


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