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A miracle in Nairobi

A miracle in Nairobi
By Catherine Hardy with Reuters
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Four people are pulled alive from the wreckage of an apartment block - six days after it collapsed.

  • Man and two women rescued
  • Fourth woman survived in a cavity
  • More than 140 now saved
  • At least 36 dead

Three more people have been pulled alive from the wreckage of a collapsed apartment building in Nairobi, six days after it collapsed.

“Super news! Three more people have been rescued alive from the Huruma building collapse. One male and two female,“ the *Red Cross*
said on its Twitter feed

Earlier, a woman was pulled alive from the rubble of a building in Nairobi – six days after it collapsed.

Rescuers used power tools and their bare hands to pull her out of the cavity that had protected her from the debris.

Miraculousrescueof womanfoundalive in rubblesix daysafter#Nairobibuilding collapse:

— (@Independent_ie) May 5, 2016

Rescueworkersreactduringthe searchfor residentsfearedtrappedin a building collapsedin Nairobi, Kenya, May 1

— Reuters Africa(@ReutersAfrica) May 1, 2016

Rescueefforts underwayafterbuilding collapse in Nairobi – video

— Global Issues Web (@globalissuesweb) May 1, 2016

There were cheers from the crowd gathered near the apartment block in the Huruma disctrict of the Kenyan capital.

More than 140 people have now been rescued.

Will they find any more survivors?

The three latest will have given the rescue effort added impetus.

A baby was pulled uninjured from the wreckage on Tuesday.

Previously, rescuers said there was little chance of finding anyone else alive.

How many people died in the collapse?

At least 37 people were killed when the building crumbled last Friday evening, after days of heavy rain.

It is claimed it had been earmarked for demolition.

Five people have been questioned by police in connection with the collapse and have been released on bail.

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