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Woman rescued 6 days after building collapse in Kenya

By Ians English

Nairobi, May 6: A woman was found alive on Thursday under the debris of a residential building that collapsed six days ago in Kenyan capital Nairobi.

The National Disaster Management Unit incident commander, Pius Masai, said doctors at the scene attended to the woman immediately after she was rescued, Xinhua reported.


"The woman was rushed to hospital since she is weak but is safe. She has no physical injuries and she is talking," Masai said.

He said the woman had survived in a pocket of a broken building material.

The six-storey building in Nairobi's Huruma district collapsed on Friday night in heavy rain.

Death toll has reached 33 while 137 people have been pulled out. Nearly 80 are still believed to be trapped under the rubber.

Rescue workers are still trying to gain access to the area where the woman had been found.


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