1:38pm Tuesday 27th March 2012
Colleagues of a Didcot-based soldier have been praised for risking their lives to help her after she was injured defusing a bomb in Afghanistan.
Captain Lisa Jade Head, of the Didcot-based 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, the Royal Logistic Corps, lost her limbs in the blast in Helmand Province on April 18 2011.
The 29-year-old, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was flown home and treated in hospital in Birmingham, but died the following day.
Earlier today at Bradford Coroner's Court, Coroner Paul Marks told the inquest into Capt Head's death that it was "testament to her own physical stamina" and the quality of care she had received that she survived for as long as she did with the "catastrophic injuries".
He also praised colleagues who went to her aid after the explosion.
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