What I would like to know is was it legal for the landlord where the lady died to bar up the windows. Was there a fire escape apart from the door she couldn't open and is this an accident somewhere else in the city waiting to repeat itself.
When I heard this I thought it may be the end of the slum lords IF the "authorities" get the finger out. In my travels I've seen bedrooms with no windows
Not to make light of the tragedy but the garbage compactor in Star Wars comes to mind. Horrible stuff.