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‘Human fireball’ Diane Hill – who to blame?

by | 31st, March 2012

DIANE Hill is the woman burnt whilst decanting petrol in her kitchen. The 46-year-old was cooking dinner at her home in York when she poured petrol into a glass jug to give to her daughter whose car was low on petrol.

Mrs Hill’s daughter Grace wrote online:

“I’m gonna be f***** if the petrol stations in York close cos I have zero money to top up & I’m already flashing.”

The Daily Express ups the ante:

Mrs Hill, 46 – trying to help her stricken teenage daughter whose car had run dry

Grace Hill was in her mum’s garden. Stricken?

Inside, the gas cooker was on. The petrol vapour ignited. The jug broke and covered Mrs Hill in burning fuel. Diane Hill has 40% burns. She is at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

North Yorkshire Fire service spokesman Peter Hudson says:

“She did not think about the fact the gas cooker was on.”

Some say her accident can be blamed on Francis Maude, the Conservative Cabinet Minister who give a boost to the jerry can industry by saying they should

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