Sofia's Story - Woman dies in electric bike fire

Sofia Duarte, sadly died on New Year’s Day in a flat fire on Old Kent Road, in South Bermondsey. Fire investigators believe the cause of the fire is due to a converted e-bike’s battery bursting into flames in the entrance to the flat Sofia lived in. Here Sofia's mother tells the story of her tragic loss and warns everyone to be careful when charging and storing e-bikes and e-scooters.