OT - It's amazing what people can survive

BuduR's picture

I just learned that a friend of mine had her house explode, right now they have no idea why it exploded, there was very little fire but the house is a complete loss. Her and her husband were in the home at the time of the explosion, she was asleep in bed. she doesn't know where he was. Their children were not at home at the time. I'm so amazed that they lived through this explosion, I just don't know how to express it. I'm not a religious person but it's a miracle they didn't die. They are both in the hospital with 3rd degree burns, but they are doing well. The picture attached is an actual photo of the home that I found at the local paper's web site, after the explosion

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from what I understand they

from what I understand they will both be released from the hospital either monday or tuesday. Although the news of thier house blowing up was horrible, that they survived was really good news.
In fact, when the emergency services arrived, they were both already out of the home and at a neighbors. Thanks for all your well wishes and prayers. I'll be going with thier daughter tomorrow to help sort through the rubble and try to salvage what they can.

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Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Glad they are fine, llives can not be replaced, kitchens can house can. They will be ok!

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Very sad to happen this time

Very sad to happen this time of year. To be honest I'm not too surprised they survived. When I was a small boy I was playing with the gas stove in the kitchen. it was one of those that required a match to light the burners. At some point after having the gas flowing out of the burners I turned on the oven, which had a pilot light, and the entire kitchen exploded.

I suffered burns including all of my hair being burned off, and the kitchen was totally demolished, but I obviously survived it.

Gas appliances still make me nervous to this day LOL


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OMG, how awful! Sending hugs

OMG, how awful! Sending hugs and purrs for all.


TomH's picture

Amazing. I'm speechless.

Amazing. I'm speechless.

That is so sad! But I am

That is so sad! But I am happy everyone is alright. Hugs for you and them....