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Cwmbran fire: Samantha Thomas died after fridge exploded

  • 11-13-2015

A woman died in a flat fire after a fridge freezer in the lounge exploded and was turned into a "Bunsen burner", an inquest heard.

Neighbours attempted to save 29-year-old Samantha Thomas from the blaze on Shakespeare Road, Cwmbran, on 19 May.

She and fiance David Fields were sleeping in the lounge when they were woken by the bang and he managed to escape.

Senior coroner for Gwent David Bowen concluded her death was accidental.

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