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Footage shows 'play dead' family flee Kenya mall attack

Amateur footage from the Nairobi mall siege has captured the moment a courageous bystander led a mother and her two young children to safety.

The terrified family are 'playing dead' when the man, reportedly a police officer, intervenes and reassures them before helping the trio leave the building, where more than 60 people were killed by militants.

The footage originally appeared on YouTube and is credited to Joseph Mathenge.