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Talk about luck... From an Associated Press report on KCAU Television in Sioux City, Iowa:
Woman walks away from home wrecked by explosion
Dropping something may have saved Joy Horton's life.

The 73-year-old woman says she was preparing some food in her western New York home yesterday when she dropped a spoon on the floor of her kitchen. When she bent down, her house exploded.

The explosion leveled her home in the town of Sodus (SOH'-dus), east of Rochester.

Horton wasn't seriously injured. She crawled out from underneath the rubble and walked to her daughter's home nearby to get help.

Fire officials say because Horton was bending down when the explosion occurred, the kitchen sink and counter top helped keep debris from hitting her.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.
Wow... Odd that she didn't smell anything as gas of some sort would be the only reason I can think of. Maybe methane from a backed-up septic system? I bet she keeps that spoon for a long long time.

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