The Albert Square market was trashed when a speeding double-decker ploughed into the East End hamlet, after the driver fell unconscious with a heart attack and his foot firmly on the accelerator.
But in official spoilers for next week’s episodes, EastEnders bosses have subsequently revealed who is still standing at the end of the BBC soap’s self-titled Disaster Week.
Jay Brown (played by Jamie Borthwick), Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) are all alive and well as the family receive a surprise visitor, presumably linked to Phil’s ominous phone call last week.
However, Louise Mitchell (Tilly Keeper) doesn’t get a mention, spelling trouble for the teen.
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the crash in tonight's episode was not based on any real-life event
Michelle Fowler (Jenny Russell) won’t be killed off just weeks after arriving onto Albert Square over Christmas as she’s spotted nosing in on a conversation between Jay and Ben (Harry Reid).
Fans feared Tina (Luisa Bradshaw-White), Shirley (Linda Henry) and Sylvie Carter (Linda Marlowe) would perish in second disaster, after last night’s episode closed with the trio on the tube. Thankfully, all three are name-checked in next week’s instalments while Aunt Babe (Annette Badland) and Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) are also struck off the victim list.
What’s more, The Carters appear to throwing a knees up at the Queen Vic, seemingly ruling out disaster for Lee (Danny-Boy Hatchard), Mick (Danny Dyer) and Whitney (Shona McGarty).
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Sharon and Phil Mitchell appear to survive the crash in these spoiler pictures
EastEnders have been forced to defend last night’s explosive episode after viewers drew comparisons to the Berlin terrorist attacks last month, which left 12 people dead and 56 others injured when a truck deliberately drove into a Christmas market.
A spokesperson for the soap has since denied the storyline was drawn from real-life events, in a statement which read: "EastEnders is a fictional drama and the crash in tonight's episode was not based on any real-life event. We are always mindful of the content within our episodes."
EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One.