Elderly woman died after fire tore through her Edinburgh tenement.


    AN OAP who died after fire tore through her Edinburgh tenement may have been only feet away from safety.

    Neighbour Richard Scott Robinson, who lives in the flat above, said that he heard her shuffling towards the door as he repeatedly banged it to get her out.

    Fire-fighters arrived soon after and hauled the 79-year-old woman, who named locally as Berit Mountain, from her flat in Argyle Park Terrace.

    She was rushed to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by ambulance crews suffering from serious injury and later transferred to the burns unit in St John’s Hospital in Livingston where she failed to recover and died.

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