As Long as the Couch Made It

Here’s a real bad luck/good luck situation:

CNEWS – Canada: Man, girl, survive explosion –

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. (CP) – A vacuum cleaner hung from a tree, clothes were strewn on rooftops, and a man sat on a couch where the livingroom used to be after a house exploded Saturday morning.

“It is nothing short of a miracle,” said Lethbridge police Staff Sgt. Maynard Fast, of the man who survived the blast that levelled the small bungalow.

“Portions of the home and roof were broken into places and pieces and have landed away from the area,” described Maynard.

“A couch landed two homes away. It landed in somebody’s backyard.”

Emergency crews were called to the area around 10:30 a.m. after the house exploded.

Neighbours and other onlookers pulled the elderly man to safety after noticing him still on the couch, as what was left of the house burned.

Seriously, your whole house explodes around you and you’re left sitting on the couch? I thought that only happened in the cartoons.

~ by kinshay on 2004-05-30.

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