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ONE of Lancashire’s oldest people died after a fall at her home, a Burnley inquest heard.

Aisha Bibi was 106 when she died after falling downstairs at her family home in Hibson Road, Nelson, last September.

Her family paid tribute to a ‘remarkable woman’ who remained independent and lived without medication right up until her death.

Mrs Bibi’s grandson, Amar Shahzad, said she even refused to use a stair-lift installed at the house to help her get upstairs.

He said: “My grandmother was very fit and was on no medication at all.

“However, the past year or so she was losing her memory sometimes. That day she was very loud as well.

“Earlier in the day she was remembering happy times in her life. She would always run the bath and help get things ready. She was a very independent woman.”

The inquest heard Pakistan-born Mrs Bibi went to bed for a rest at around 1pm on September 8.

But she was heard walking around about 3.30pm. before there were ‘bangs’ and she was found at the bottom of the stairs. She was rushed to hospital but died at 10.30pm with her family around her, having suffered a brain haemorrhage.

East Lancashire coroner Richard Taylor recorded a verdict of accidental death.