British singer James Blunt's sister DAISY BLOUNT narrowly escaped a South American hostel fire which killed ten backpackers on Saturday (03FEB07).
The 21-year-old student avoided the blaze in Punta Arenas, Chile because she was partying at a local nightclub at the time, but she returned later to find her lodging house ravaged by fire and all her belongings destroyed.
Mum Jane reveals, "Daisy's love of partying saved all their lives. She is a wonderful wild child and free spirit and adores going out to discos, thank goodness.
"She insisted that she, (her friend) Rod and the other two girls investigate the local club scene. They got back in the early hours and were greeted by this horrific mess."