WARNING: There is blood but no gore in these photos if you're squeamish.
A suicide bombing Monday evening at a large concert venue in Manchester, UK took the lives of 22 victims, but it could have easily taken one more life had a woman not been talking on her smartphone at the moment of the explosion.
According to the UK’s Metro, 45-year-old Lisa Bridgett was speaking on her phone at the end of the Ariana Grande concert when the nail bomb went off in Manchester Arena’s foyer, spraying forth a devastating cloud of nails, nuts, and bolts.
Lisa says one of those steel nuts went through her middle finger and into the back the phone, deflecting off the phone and sending it through her cheek and nose instead of deeper into her head.
She lost her middle finger in the incident, but her husband Steve says she is “very lucky to be alive.”
“The fact that she was on the phone at the time probably saved her life,” he added. “The nut has hit her phone which has more than likely not only diverted it, but also slowed it down considerably.”
They provided images of Lisa’s destroyed phone and the steel nut:
Other than losing her finger, Lisa is expected to make a full recovery.
Around 60 other people were wounded, some of them with horrific, life-changing injuries. Children and teenagers were among the dead and injured.
Please continue to pray for comfort and recovery for victims and their families. Also pray that authorities can bring all those responsible for this terror attack to justice.