Bingo Night Possibly Saved A Life
A night at the bingo should be fun and entertaining but it is not often you expect it to play a role in saving your life. This may have been the case for Maureen Robertson who was out playing at her local Gala bingo club when her life was about to change for ever. Maureen Robertson was out playing bingo when the gas explosion struck inNewcastleand left her husband buried under rubble. Thankfully, husband Don is still alive at the moment but is still in hospital recuperating.
Timely trip to the bingo
Maureen may not have thought that there was any apparent danger when she left the house that night for a bingo session but obviously the gas explosion took everyone by surprise and even now the couple is coming to terms with the situation. Even though having your husband lying in hospital is never a nice feeling, Maureen knows that it could have been a lot worse. She told local press; “I don’t know how he is alive. I just keep thinking about all the rubbish on him. I don’t know how he is still in one piece. A single brick can kill you, so I don’t know how he survived with all that falling on him. The first day I just cried all day. As time goes on I might feel better. I don’t know if Don’s come to terms with it all yet.”
The couple know that their house will be razed to the ground soon, leaving them little time or opportunity to reclaim their household belongings which means so much. Maureen continued;
“I just keep telling myself, ‘We can start again’. It’s a home. I’m not bothered about memorabilia, as long as he’s OK. Don will be in hospital until he gets his strength back. He can only walk three or four steps and he’s so tired. He said he was in the kitchen when everything just went up in the air. He’s got singed hair and a singed moustache, but I keep saying ‘You’re still handsome.’ When the house is flattened, I don’t know how I will feel. I just can’t believe the rubbish. I’ve seen my microwave and a kitchen cupboard in the garden.”
Getting out of the house to enjoy a game of bingo is definitely one of the highlights of the week for people but Maureen Robertson may just be thinking it saved her life.