Survivors Found 6 Days After Kenyan Building Collapse

Survivors Found 6 Days After Kenyan Building Collapse

Rescuers found four survivors on Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that has left dozens dead and missing.
The first to be rescued was a pregnant woman, although her husband said that amid the joy of finding her alive, doctors also reported that their baby had not survived. In addition, one of those found alive later died en route to the hospital, officials said, according to AP.
Soldiers, firefighters and volunteers have been working round the clock since the April 29 collapse of the seven-story building in a desperate search effort, and their spirits were lifted Tuesday when a nearly six-month-old girl—dehydrated but relatively unscathed—was found in a wash basin.
Then on Thursday, they found 24-year-old Elizabeth Night Odhiambo, who was eight months pregnant, said her husband, Stephen Onyango. A crowd broke into applause as Odhiambo—under a blanket and with her face covered with an oxygen mask—was carried to an ambulance in a scene broadcast live on Kenyan TV.

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