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Woman rescued alive six days after Kenya building collapse

Woman rescued alive six days after Kenya building collapse

Kenya

Another miracle in the rubble, a woman was pulled out alive on Thursday, beneath a concrete slab from the building that collapsed six days ago in Nairobi, killing at least 33 people.

She was found Thursday morning by rescue teams, which took several hours to clear the ruins of the building.

The head of the rescue operation, Pius Masai said she was conscious and able to talk when she was rescued.

Her miraculous escape from death has given rescuers hope of finding more survivors.

Rescuers said the woman is now receiving treatment at the Kenyatta government hospital.

Her rescue comes days after a seven-month old baby was also found alive in the rubble, on Tuesday. The baby’s mother however died in the tragedy.

About 700 people still missing, while 136 people have been rescued alive.

The six-storey building collapsed in Huruma, located in northeast of the Kenyan capital partly due to torrential rains and the poor quality of construction.

Two brothers who own the building were arrested and released on bail while the investigators are trying to collect evidence for possible prosecution.