"DEAD bodies were lying on the floor. Anyone who was in the front of the hotel was gone. It was mayhem."
Those were the chilling words of Cowlersley man Graham Finch today as he and his girlfriend recovered from a terror ordeal.
Early last Saturday morning he was in the Ghazala Gardens hotel in the resort of Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt with his partner, Madeleine Gledhill.
The couple, from Western Road, were playing cards in their hotel room at 1.30am when a car bomb ripped through the reception area, wreaking destruction.
Just minutes after the blast - which peppered the pair with glass - Graham was pulling the dead and seriously injured from the devastation.
Their exotic holiday had become a living hell.
Talking at their home today after arriving home on Sunday the couple - who have three children between them from previous relationships - said they were still struggling to come to terms with the horrors they had witnessed.
Self-employed joiner Graham, 27, has been hailed a hero by Madeleine, 29, after he rushed to the help of others in the minutes after the terrorist attack, which killed more than 80 people across the resort.
They were just yards from the first blast. Minutes later, another two devices exploded, one at a nearby hotel and the other at a market place.
Graham said: "We were on the bed when we heard a bang. All the glass from the patio windows smashed.
"I thought it was a firework that had been thrown on to our balcony. But when I looked there were more people coming on to their balconies.
"I put my shorts on and ran out of the room. When I got down to near the pool and the reception it was madness.
"There was no fire. Nothing was ablaze. But the trees were stripped and there were huge blocks of concrete everywhere.
"There were 8ft by 8ft blocks that had been blown hundreds of yards from where the bomb had gone off. It was incredible."
Graham and about five other British holidaymakers, including a police constable, set about rescuing people who were trapped and injured.
They used sunbeds, that only hours earlier had been used by holidaymakers to soak up the sun's rays, to stretcher the dead and dying from the bomb site.
Graham added: "I carried at least five dead people from the hotel. I think one was British.
"The emergency services were hardly on site. The firemen never came near and the ambulance crews waited for us to take the people to them," said Graham, holding back the tears.
"The smell was awful. I have never smelt anything like it. It must have been the burned flesh.
"It got stuck in my lungs and I had to cough up lots of times.
"After everything died down all the people congregated on a football pitch behind the hotel and we had to wait there for hours until the reps came and took us to a new hotel.
"This has changed our lives. I am not so worried about planning for the future.
" I just want to spend as much time with my kids as I can."
Graham, who owns GF Joinery, has aplogised to his customers.
He is taking several weeks off to rest and recover from the ordeal.