Man escapes a windy death

THAT WAS CLOSE: Joey ''Home Boy'' Papier (59) looks at the big tree branch that landed on his shack.

“FRIDAY, October 21, was almost my last day on Earth. I thought I was going to die,” said Joey ”Home Boy” Papier.
“First a strong wind started to blow and the sheets of my shack started to rattle fiercely. Then came the big crack from the 100-year-old blue gum tree next to my shack.
“The next scary sound was a big bang on the roof, which caused the metal sheets to bend inwards.
”I thought I was dying. Nature can sometimes be cruel. I am unemployed and don’t know how I am going to rebuild my shack,” added the heartbroken Joey.

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