A young British woman has died after she raced into a burning building to warn people of the fire.
And in a heartbreaking twist, the woman's boyfriend watched from a balcony in the building as firefighters carried her from the building after she collapsed, overcome by smoke.
Sophie Rosser was returning home when she saw smoke and raised the alarm.
She called her boyfriend, Oscar Silva, and told him to get out and then went into the flats on the Isle of Dogs to warn others.
Mr Silva and the couple's flatmate tried to get out but where forced back by the smoke and sought refuge on a balcony.
It was from there that Mr Silva saw firefighters with Miss Rosser, who died in hospital.
Mr Silva told the Daily Mail newspaper: "She told me to wake up my flatmate and get out of the flat.
"We were trying to make our way down the fire escape, which is supposed to be safe, but it was filled with smoke.'
"I could see the clothes she had on," he said. "I knew what she had been wearing that night so I knew it was her. I was expecting her to move a leg or something - but there was nothing."Mr Silva and his flatmate were rescued by firefighters.
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