Pensioner "very lucky" say Hants Fire and Rescue

Crew Manager David Higgins has spoken of his shock that a pensioner could survive a gas explosion which destroyed his home. A man in his 90s was pulled from the rubble after the blast at just before 4 this morning.

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Gas blast: OAP's lucky escape

A pensioner has had a lucky escape following a gas explosion at his home in Southsea.