Archive picture of the Piper Alpha rig on fire
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Piper Alpha survivors re-united

Two survivors of the Piper Alpha oil rig explosion have been re-united for the first time, 25 years after the disaster.

Roy Thompson pushed Mike Jennings off the burning platform, saving his life, but did not know he had survived until he saw the tale recounted in a documentary.

Nearly 170 people died in the North Sea tragedy.

Laura Bicker reports.

  • 05 Jul 2013
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