A DAD told today (Wednesday, May 14) how he plucked his daughter from the wreckage of his bombed home in Saudi Arabia.
Chris Rowe, from Warrington, gathered 15-year-old Erika in his arms as debris fell on them.
He threw her into a cupboard with his wife, Erika's stepmum, as bullets flew around their complex.
Suicide bombers targeted the apartment in the Saudi capital Riyadh where Mr Rowe teaches PE in a British school.
Erika was rushed to hospital where she was treated for injuries to her face and body.
Mr Rowe, said: "When the bomb went off the windows shattered. Erika took a lot of the glass in her face.
"I ran over and she was covered in blood - it was coming from her face and out of her nose.
"The bullets were still being fired so I picked her up and put her in the wardrobe to keep her safe.
"We took her to hospital and they did a lot of tests to see if she was okay because she was in a lot of shock.
"I am still coming to terms with what has happened but we have to come home as I will not put my daughter at risk.
"Life will not be the same again but I am just glad Erika and my wife are fine."
Terrorists burst into the residential area in a car fitted with explosives which they then detonated. The attack is being linked to Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network.
The Rowe family moved to Saudi Arabia after Mr Rowe landed a job in the sports department at the British school.
They set up home in a luxury residential complex mainly used by westerners.
Erika studied at the school where her father taught and had made many friends amongst the other pupils who came from all over the world.
A spokeswoman for the school said: "We are closed because of what has happened.
"The principal felt he had to do that and there will be a meeting of the board of directors to see what we should do.
"Erika is doing fine and we send our best wishes to her."
A total of four explosions went off in Riyadh yesterday - leaving at least 29 dead and almost 200 injured. Two Britons are still missing.
Saudi authorities say ten of those killed were Americans and nine were the suicide bombers. Investigations continue to identify the others.
Those injured included people from Britain, Germany, France, Australia and also other Arab citizens.
Investigating officers in Saudi Arabia say it is believed the terrorists were the same men who escaped from police five days before.
Nineteen men, believed to be taking orders directly from al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, were involved in a gun fight with Saudi police.
Authorities confiscated their cache - hand grenades, five suitcases of explosives, rifles and ammunition, - but they escaped.
The Foreign Office has set up a contact number for anyone concerned about relatives or friends who may have been caught up in the attacks. It is 0207 0080000.