ONE woman from the Ukrainian city of Odesa says she had a lucky escape from a Russian missile attack on a hair salon when a tin foil cap protected her from serious injuries. writes Nataliya Vasilyeva.
Until last weekend, the Black Sea port of Odesa had been spared the intense airstrikes and shelling that the south of the country witnessed when the city came after the first major Russian airstrike since the war started two months ago.
One of the Russian missiles that hit Odesa on Saturday landed near a hair salon.
An unnamed customer filmed himself walking out of the salon with a hair clipper cape and hair foil on. “Hello, Russian worlds, let me show you what kind of Nazis you are fighting,” she said as she showed a bleeding wound on her hand to the camera.
“We, girls, decided to arrange a little at the hairdresser – and a missile fell right on our hairdresser. Thank you, Russian world! “
In another video recorded later that day, the hair salon customer joked about how she used to wonder what the chances were that she could be “hit by a missile”.
“One in a million,” said the blonde woman with a patch on her right shoulder.
“Well, this day has come. I was saved by the circumstances.”
The woman said she was wearing the tin foil cap during her staining when she heard a whistling sound before the missile hit the building.