An elderly woman who was rescued from a fire in a flat on Deptford High Street during the early hours of this morning has died.
Emergency services were called to the shop conversion just after 1:30am.
A second woman was also rescued and taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
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The action is aimed at firefighters who strike for part of a shift instead of a full day.
Stunned passers-by could barely believe their eyes when part of Covent Garden looked like it was crumbling away and taking off.
The women were originally living at a nearby hostel but forced to move out when funding was cut.