Survivor of Kenya college siege played dead to escape gunmen

Students run away from the scene at Garissa University College in Garissa Credit: Dennis Oaki/Twitter

A student who survived a terror attack on a college in Kenya has told of how she covered her face and hair with the blood of her classmates so that the gunmen would believe she was dead.

Helen Titus, 21, was shot in the wrist during the attack on Garissa University College in Garissa northeastern Kenya.

Islamist al-Shabaab militants targeted the college during morning prayers, singling out Christians from Muslims.

147 people were killed in the attack and scores injured.

Titus, an English Literature student, said she believed the militants had scouted out the campus before the attack.

She said: "They investigated our area. They knew everything."