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Piper Alpha hero almost ‘killed’ by leaking loo

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

A HERO who won the George Medal for bravery is too frightened to use his own bathroom, after a leaking flat above caused the ceiling to collapse, narrowly missing him.

And now the owner of the flat, Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA), is refusing to fix the damage.

Seamas McNeill, a 73-year-old retired master in the Merchant Navy, helped save 37 lives in the Piper Alpha disaster, which killed 167 people in 1988 after a gas leak caused the oil platform to explode.

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