‘Chaos’ as chim­ney pots came crash­ing down

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - EARTHQUAKE - THE VICTIMS -

DES HUMPHREY, 70, of Mar­shall Street, Folkestone, told how he ran for his life as tiles and bricks started to fall from the roof. He was talk­ing to a neigh­bour in the street about Liver­pool Foot­ball Club when it hap­pened.

Lucky es­cape

“I didn’t know what was hap­pen­ing. I thought to my­self the wind wasn’t bad enough to be mak­ing this hap­pen. “We just turned and ran as the chim­ney pots came crash­ing down. “It was a lucky es­cape. I have never known any­thing like it in all my life. “It was fairly chaotic with lots of chim­ney pots down in my road.”

Des Humphrey nar­rowly missed in­jury when part of a chim­ney stack fell down

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