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Kenya: Three more survivors rescued from rubble

Emergency workers rescue a survivor from the collapsed building. Credit: Reuters

Three more people have been rescued from a building which collapsed in Kenya six days ago.

Two women and a man were rescued in addition to a woman who was found earlier today.

A woman is rescued earlier today. Credit: Reuters

One of the rescued women was pregnant but sadly her baby did not survive.

The Kenya Red Cross welcomed the news, tweeting:

Woman pulled alive from rubble six days after collapse

A woman has been pulled alive from beneath the rubble of a collapsed building in Kenya, six days after it came down.

Rescue workers spent several hours carefully digging their way to the woman after she was spotted still breathing earlier today.

She was carried to an ambulance as passers-by and well-wishers cheered.

At least 36 people were killed when the residential building in Huruma, Nairobi, which had been deemed not suitable for human habitation, collapsed on Friday night following several days of heavy rain.

Around 80 people are still thought to be missing.


Woman found alive six days after Kenya building collapse

A woman has been found alive in the rubble of a collapsed building in Kenya, six days after it came down.

Rescuers are currently working to free her.

Rescuers are working to free the trapped woman Credit: APTN

At least 35 people have been confirmed dead after the Huruma building in Nairobi - which had been declared unfit for human habitation and did not have an occupancy permit - collapsed.

More than 80 people are still believed to be missing.

Five suspects believed to have links with the building and its management appeared in court on Wednesday and were released on Sh1 million (£6,870) bond each.

Fatalities rise to 16 in Kenya building collapse

Kenya's National Disaster Management Unit has confirmed that 16 people have died and 73 are still missing after a building collapsed on Friday.

Rescuers are continuing to look for survivors in the building, which had been declared unfit for human habitation and did not have an occupancy permit.

Police have ordered the owner to turn themselves in for questioning.


Death toll from Kenya building collapse 'rises to seven'

An operation is underway to find survivors of the building collapse. Credit: APTN

The death toll from the collapse of a six-storey building in Kenya's capital has risen to seven and the number of injured stands at 121, police have said.

A rescue operation is continuing to find survivors after the building collapsed in Nairobi's Huruma residential estate late on Friday after days of heavy rains that have left several parts of the city flooded.

"Seven people are confirmed dead and 121 people have been rescued and rushed to various hospitals in Nairobi," Japheth Koome, Nairobi County police chief, told Reuters by phone.

"The search and rescue operation is ongoing for people feared trapped inside the collapsed building of the six-storey building", he added.

At least three dead after building collapse in Nairobi

At least three people have reportedly been killed after a six-storey building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

Local media reported that about 58 people had been rescued from the apartment block and 29 were taken to hospital. It's not known how many more people are still trapped.

The collapse was reportedly because of heavy rain which has caused widespread flooding in the area.

FBI: Gunmen in Westgate siege in Kenya probably died

The gunmen were captured on camera firing their weapons inside deserted shops at the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. Credit: Reuters TV

The FBI believe the four gunmen who stormed a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi last year, killing at least 67 people, died in the attack.

The Islamist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the September 21 attack on the Westgate Mall, which led to a three-day siege, though the fate of the gunmen has never been confirmed.

Dennis Brady, the FBI legal attache in Nairobi, said in an interview on the bureau's website: "We believe, as do the Kenyan authorities, that the four gunmen inside the mall were killed."

He added: "Our ERT (Evidence Response Team) made significant finds, and there is no evidence that any of the attackers escaped from the area where they made their last stand."

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