Nairobi terror: Hospitals rise to the occasion to save lives

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Nairobi, Sept 22: Most hospitals in and around the Kenyan capital rose to the occasion to treat the injured survivors of a deadly terror attack in the upscale Westgate Shopping Mall on Saturday.

MP Shah Hospital, located near the mall where 39 people were killed and 150 injured, was full by 3 pm and other survivors had to be taken to Aga Khan, Guru Nanak and Avenue hospitals. The air in the city was abuzz with ambulance sirens after the country witnessed the most dreaded terror attack on its soil since 1988.

The anti-terror operation was far from over till the latest reports came in as the baffled security men continued the battle to weed out the terrorists from the mall and free more people held as hostages. Even relatives close to the president of the country, Uhuru Kenyatta, were killed in the attack.

The hospital staff members appealed to the people to donate blood

At the hospitals, the doctors battled to save the lives of the critically injured while the staff members appealed to people to donate blood for the victims. Authorities at Aga Khan Hospital were accepting only the badly injured while the others were being taken to Guru Nanak Hospital.

It was reported that the assassins, who threw grenades at the guards at the entry killing some of them instantly, targetted the non-Muslims during the assault. The assassins were speaking in ki-wariah, a Somalian language.

Somalian terror outfit Al-Shabaab, which is linked to the al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks.

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