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DISASTER AT PADDINGTON : HEROES OF HORROR: I grabbed bandages; SHOPWORKER.

JACQUELINE THORNTON, 24, is the head confectioner at the Ladbroke Grove branch of Sainsbury's.

She helped treat the wounded at the supermarket immediately after the crash.

She said: "The first thing I did was run to our first aid store and grab a whole load of bandages.

"Some had bad head wounds, others were slightly burnt but most people were totally shocked.

"I had done a first aid course at college so I basically knew what to do and I helped put on ice packs and head bandages.

"I spent a lot of time with one man who was semi-conscious. My training told me that the one thing I had to do was keep him awake.

"We must have had around 100 casualties at one time many just sat around in chairs dazed and confused."

Jacqueline added: "The one thing that strikes me the most was how the passengers looked after each other. How some made it out of the wreckage I don't know."
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Date:Oct 7, 1999
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