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9/11 survivor pictured covered in dust dies

Published 27/08/2015

Marcy Borders was a survivor of the 9/11 attacks (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal/AP)
Marcy Borders was a survivor of the 9/11 attacks (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal/AP)
Marcy Borders managed to escape from the terror attacks

A New Jersey woman shown covered in dust in an iconic photo taken after the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City has died.

Marcy Borders died on Monday after a battle with stomach cancer, her daughter Noelle Borders revealed.

The 42-year-old Bayonne resident was inside one of the Twin Towers in the 9/11 attack, but managed to escape the building.

She told news reporters afterwards that as the north tower crumbled before her eyes, a stranger pulled her into a building lobby, out of harm's way.

The striking image of her was captured by Stan Honda with AFP.

Last year, Ms Borders said she had avoided looking at the photo as much as possible because "I don't want to be a victim any more."

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