Hangover saved our lives says Tunisia terror tourist
A HOLIDAYMAKER has told how he escaped the massacre in Tunisia only because he had a hangover.
Concert pianist David Schofield, 27, said he might have been killed had it not been for ‘one too many gin and tonics the night before’.
He was beside the pool at Royal Kenz hotel when he heard the sound of an exploding grenade.
David, from Heald Green, and his girlfriend, Nicole Harris, 25, from Kent, were evacuated into the hotel lobby with hundreds of other guests.
“We heard an explosion and the sound of gunfire and we knew then the beach was the centre of what was going on,” said David.
The couple remained there for nine hours until they managed to get on one of the first rescue flights out of Tunisia, landing at Gatwick Airport on Saturday.
David said the full trauma of what happened only dawned on him when he arrived home and saw news footage of the massacre which reports suggest could have claimed at least 30 British lives.
A father has spoken of his relief after his daughter survived the terrorist attack.
Glenn Leathley, from Poynton, received a call from his daughter Olivia on Friday as she ran for her life when gunmen opened fire.
Olivia, 24, spent nearly two hours barricaded in an office with her boyfriend Mike Jones after fleeing the sound of machine gunfire outside.
They were unharmed and have both since returned home.