Coronation Street 10 times more dangerous than average Manchester street

November 29th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov 29 (ANI): A new study has found that Coronation Street is 10 times more dangerous than the average Manchester street.

Coronation Street alone would have cost insurers 315,620 pounds to repair if the extreme plots were genuine.

An analysis of plotlines in Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks showed explosions were the biggest cause of soap damage (311,000 pounds) followed by fires (208,420 pounds) and car crashes (173,550 pounds).

Corrie’s David Platt, played by Jack Shepherd, was television’s biggest insurance nightmare. In one storyline alone he left a 10,000 pounds trail of destruction when he went on the rampage hitting windows and vehicles with a metal pole.

“The storylines that we see on TV soaps add up to a fortune in damage to cars, property and individuals,” the Daily Mail quoted Nikki Sellers, head of home insurance at esure, as saying.

“We may find them unbelievable but real life incidents are often not that far from fictional storylines - the exception being the extraordinary number of major explosions and incidents of wilful ‘trashing’ by enraged characters,” he said.

“Clearly there are some soap residents that no insurer would consider touching because of the trail of damage they have left in their wake.

“We’re on the edge of our seats ahead of Corrie’s dramatic tram crash disaster - and only hope the fictional characters have the ample building and home contents insurance they may need to cover any damage costs.” (ANI)

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