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Woman rescued from under Kenya building rubble after 6 days



Six days after an apartment collapsed in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, a woman was miraculously pulled out of the rubble by rescue workers who found her in a cavity in the debris and struggled to free her with power tools and their bare hands.

After the woman was pulled out of the rubble, doctors administered oxygen on her by intravenous drip and she was thereafter carried to an ambulance, to the cheers and applause of a crowd at the scene in Nairobi’s poor Huruma district.

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Pius Masai, the official leading the rescue operation said the woman did not appear to have suffered major injuries and the death toll arising from the building collapse has reached 36.

The woman’s rescue raised the number of people saved to 137 and dozens are still listed as missing, but Kenyan Red Cross officials say it is not clear whether those listed were caught in the collapse or escaped but have not been traced

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