The U.S. woman featured in the iconic “Dust Lady” photo, taken as she fled the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has died from cancer aged 42.

Marcy Borders, from New Jersey, had been working for a month at Bank of America in the north tower. On Sept. 11 at 8:46 a.m., the 28-year-old was standing next to the photocopier on the 81st floor when a plane smashed into the building a few stories above. Despite a manager’s direction to wait for fire wardens, Borders ran for the stairs and began to make her way down.

As Borders arrived on street level, a second plane hit the south tower. As it collapsed, a cloud of smoke and debris surrounded Borders Read more…

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Woman from ‘Dust Lady’ 9/11 photograph dies of stomach cancer