‘We are burning, we are dying’: Mother tweeted for help as fire ravaged Russian tower block, killing her and her daughter, seven, before firefighters could save them
- Natalya Belova, 38, and her daughter Vera, seven, were killed in a building blaze
- Their apartment block in Yekaterinburg, Russia, caught fire this morning
- The flames and smoke meant that the pair couldn’t escape from the building
- Natalya tweeted for 12 minutes pleading for help for her and her daughter
- Firefighters were unable to reach them before they passed away
A mother tweeted a series of harrowing messages in a last ditch cry for help before a fire in her apartment block killed her and her daughter.
A blaze erupted on the second floor of the apartment block in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in the early hours of the morning before smoke quickly spread up the nine-storey building.
38-year-old mother Natalya Belova, who was on the top floor of the building, tweeted for help as the fire made its way through the building.
A mother tweeted a series of harrowing messages in a last ditch cry for help before a fire (pictured) in her apartment block in Yekaterinburg, Russia, killed her and her daughter
‘Heeeelp,’ she tweeted. ‘We are burning… we are dying.’
Residents had called the fire service, but Natalya and her seven-year-old daughter Vera were left trapped inside.
However, with the building already ablaze and smoke entering the building through windows and the ventilation system, Natalya was unable to get herself or her daughter to safety.
Firefighters weren’t able to reach the mother and daughter before they died.
38-year-old mother Natalya Belova, who was on the top floor of the building, tweeted for help as the fire made its way through the building
For a 12-minute period this morning, Natalya tweeted for help because she and her seven-year-old daughter were trapped in their apartment block with a fire slowly rising
Just after 3am this morning Natalya took to Twitter pleading for help over a 12-minute period and uploaded a picture of her face blackened by the smoke.
In her tweets, Natalya said that she and her daughter couldn’t make it downstairs because of the smoke and that they were trapped.
She tweeted: ‘A flat downstairs is burning, we are suffocating.
‘9th floor, we are dying.
Fire services were unable to reach the mother and daughter before they died. The blaze was only under control 49 minutes after Natalya’s final tweet
Natalya and Vera (both pictured) were pronounced dead at 5:05am and were two of the eight people killed in the blaze
Her last tweet was posted at 3:17am, 49 minutes before the fire service was able to extinguish the flames.
Natalya and Vera were pronounced dead at 5:05am and were two of the eight people killed in the blaze.
Natalya’s husband Maxim said: ‘There was absolutely no way to save them.’