A mobile phone probably saved a woman's life during the Manchester terror attack, according to her husband.
Lisa Bridgett was chatting on the phone at the end of the Ariana Grande concert when the explosion took place, killing at least 22 people.
A steel nut flew towards her head and smashed her phone, causing the 45-year-old to lose her finger, The Guardian said.
Her husband Steve said: "The fact that she was on the phone at the time probably saved her life. The nut has hit her phone, which has more than likely not only diverted it but also slowed it down considerably.
“This may seem a bit graphic but at the end of the day it’s a reality."
The incident also caused the woman a fractured ankle and a large leg wound. She had an operation on Tuesday (May 23) and will also need a second operation.
Her husband said she is “very lucky to be alive” and has also thanked emergency services for their work after the terror attack.
“All of us want to thank the police for their incredible work after the incident and all the staff at both the MRI [Manchester Royal Infirmary] and Wythenshawe for all the work they have done and are doing.
"In particular, [I want to thank] Peter the steward at the Manchester Arena for helping Lisa outside and getting her to safety."
Bridgett had attended the concert with her daughter and her daughter’s friend.