Wolverhampton house explosion woman thanks rescuers
A woman whose washing machine saved her from falling rubble when an explosion destroyed her home has thanked her rescuers.
Wendy Ayoub, 73, was trapped for about two hours at the house in Penn Road, Wolverhampton, on Monday and suffered minor injuries.
On Tuesday she said she was "comfortable and recovering well" at the city's New Cross Hospital.
She gave "sincere thanks" to emergency services and hospital workers.
The blast, believed to have been caused by a gas leak, propelled debris into the street, which was shut between Lonsdale Road and Claremont Road for emergency services to work at the scene.
Investigations were taking place on Tuesday to establish the exact cause of the explosion.
A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson previously said the woman appeared "to have been saved by her washing machine holding back additional rubble and timbers".