Grace Etchells, who went to primary school with Alex in Hadfield, Derbyshire, paid tribute to her on Twitter.
So horrible knowing a very close friend from primary Alex Hollinghurst sadly got taken from us in such horrific circumstances. RIP lovely xx
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The 64-old, who lived in a remote location near Eskdalemuir in Dumfries and Galloway, had been cut off with no power for seven days.