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Funding page set up for pensioner who survived gas explosion

A funding page has been set up to raise money to help the pensioner who miraculously survived a gas explosion at her home.

Wendy Ayoub was pulled from the rubble by hand, after being trapped for up to two hours Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Wendy Ayoub was trapped under rubble for almost two hours while fire crews worked to free her from the wreckage of her bungalow in Wolverhampton. It seems she had been saved by her washing machine, which prevented the bricks falling onto her.

Amazingly, the 73-year-old was pulled free with only cuts and bruises and a broken ankle. She is now recovering in hospital.

The bungalow was completely destroyed in the explosion Credit: ITV News Central

Those who created the funding page say they want to help Mrs Ayoub who will have to start again from scratch following the destruction of her home.

The page says:

This poor woman has lost everything and even if she is insured, it will take awhile for the insurance to pay out, we are raising money to help this lady to start all over again from scratch, what ever we can raise will help toward the basics at least that she will need.

– GoFundMe page

Investigation work is taking place today at the rubble site following yesterday's explosion.

Work at the site the day after the explosion Credit: ITV News Central

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