An 81-year-old woman died last Monday Nov. 14 in Reus, Catalonia, Spain after her apartment caught fire.

She used candles to light her flat because she couldn’t pay her electricity bill. The woman had a government allowance to help her pay for water, but she hadn’t requested any to pay for her electricity usage.

Two months ago the electric company cut the power of her home.

She lived alone, though her granddaughter would visit and bring her food.

Read more at Euronews