A woman who died in a house explosion was on a FaceTime call to her boyfriend when the blast struck, an inquest has heard. Hazel Wilcock, 61, died after the explosion tore apart her home in Bury, Greater Manchester on February 18. The much-loved counsellor had been on the phone at the time, an inquest hearing into her death was told as it opened today. Rochdale Coroner’s Court heard how the video call suddenly cut off, Manchester Evening News reports. Police coroner’s officer Jane Scullion told the court: “Hazel was at her home address and was having a FaceTime call with her partner when an explosion took place, causing the phone to disconnect and cut off. “All emergency services attended the scene. “Ms Wilcock’s property was completely destroyed and there was damage to two neighbouring properties. “Ms Wilcock was in a seating position, on the sofa, at the time of the FaceTime call.” Ms Scullion said that the fire service have gathered no evidence of ‘suspicious activity’. Other investigations are still taking place. The court heard Ms Wilcock’s provisional cause of her death after the explosion at her Summerseat home has been recorded as ‘traumatic asphyxia’. Ms Wilcock was born… Read full this story
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