Gas tragedy brother recovers

A MAN has won his five-day battle for life after being overcome by gas fumes during a tragic accident that killed his older brother.Kevin Massey, 20, was yesterdayreleased from the James Paget Hospital, Gorleston, after five days in intensive care.

A MAN has won his five-day battle for life after being overcome by gas fumes during a tragic accident that killed his older brother.

Kevin Massey, 20, was yesterdayreleased from the James Paget Hospital, Gorleston, after five days in intensive care.

He and his older brother Kelvin Massey, who would have been 21 last Wednesday, where found unconscious in their home behind the Bush Inn at Shimpling, near Sudbury, last Sunday morning.

They were both overcome by fumes from a gas fire and Kelvin dead at the scene.


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Earlier this week Kevin was described as "gravely ill" but over the past two-days Kevin has made remarkable progress after receiving treatment in a decompression chamber. He is now completing his recovery at home with his parents.

Last night family friend and Baptist minister David Steere said: "I can tell you all our prayers have been answered and Kevin has won his battle for life.

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"He has been discharged from hospital and is being cared for at his home by his family. All family and friends a thankful our prayers for Kevin have been answered and we will remain thinking of him and his family during this trying time.

"The family appreciate the support they have had from everybody but still need privacy to care for Kevin and to grieve for Kelvin.

An inquest into Kelvin's death was open and adjourned yesterday but it is not yet known when his funeral will be held.

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