An Oswaldtwistle survivor of the 7/7 bus bombings broke down as she told an inquest how she found the body of friend Marie Hartley who died in the attack.
Camille Scott-Bradshaw was blown out of the ill-fated Number 30 bus and onto the road after a bomb tore through it in Tavistock Square.
Ms Scott-Bradshaw said she began searching for Mrs Hartley, 34, in the courtyard of the nearby British Medical Association building.
She later recognised Marie's body from her hair and bracelet on her wrist.
Mum-of-two Marie was one of 13 people killed in the bus explosion and left husband David and two sons.
Ms Scott-Bradshaw and Mrs Hartley had travelled to London to attend an exhibition in Islington when they were caught up in the bombing.
The pair were sitting just feet away from 18-year-old bomber Hasib Hussain when he detonated his home-made device on the morning of July 7, 2005.
Struggling to contain her grief, Ms Scott-Bradshaw said: "I asked people if they knew where Marie was, I was with a friend, I just remember looking over and I think, in the corner there were bodies and I could just see, and I just knew there were bodies and I could see Marie. I just knew it was Marie.
"Then someone came along and put a sheet over her. I knew it was Marie because I could see her hair, her bracelet and her arms. I could see her arms."
Ms Scott-Bradshaw, a studio co-ordinator for Hallmark in Burnley, suffered severe leg injuries and damage to her hearing but told the inquest she was "very, very lucky" to escape the bombing with her life.
Giving evidence by video-link, she also told the inquest how "uneasy" she felt when a fellow passenger mentioned there had been a bombing on the London Underground, but "didn't for one minute think it would affect me."
Nevertheless she decided to send a text message to her partner and colleagues to reassure them of her safety.
Moments later an explosion tore through the bus.
She said: "I kept thinking, it's a bomb, a bomb, a bomb has gone off but I couldn't see anything. My eyes were just black and I just felt like I was floating through the air."
As she completed her evidence, coroner Lady Justice Hallet said: "I understand how traumatic it must have been for you to give evidence about that dreadful day, the day that you were seriously injured and you lost your friend.
"Thank you for being prepared to help me and the bereaved families."
A total of 52 people died in the four co-ordinated suicide attacks on London's public transport system during the morning rush hour.
Four al-Qaeda associated militants detonated four bombs, three on the London Underground, in quick succession, and a fourth bomb exploding an hour later on the double-decker bus in Tavistock Square.
The inquest into the deaths of the 52 victims of the London bombings began on October 11 last year and are expected to be concluded in March.