British Holiday Maker In Miracle Escape From Italian Quake
Paul Zealot, roving reporter for the Daily Mail/Express/Metro has today uncovered the story that will will warm British hearts, how Frank Butterworth of Sidcup avoided being crushed to death under hundreds of tons of rubble in a collapsed hotel in L'Aquila.
"We were very fortunate indeed," said Mr Butterworth yesterday. "In that we we were in Margate at the time, we always take our Easter holiday in Margate and although my wife Nancy rather fancied Torquay this year, I stood firm and Margate it is. Mind you, we did have dinner last week at Il Trovatorres Pizza Emporium, so that was a close shave."