Baby Found Alive in Collapsed Huruma Building 4 Days On

  • A six-month old girl was Tuesday morning found trapped in the rubbles of the Huruma building, four days after the deadly collapse.

    Rescue officials disclosed that the baby girl was found emaciated and is being stabilised at the Kenyatta National Hospital where she was rushed.

    The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRSC) indiated that: "The child who had been buried for about 80 hours and was found in a bucket wrapped in a blanket. She appeared dehydrated, and with no visible physical injuries".

    KRSC informed Kenyans of the incredible news through their twitter handle, as they continued to search for 64 others still unaccounted for.

    "Good news! A child aged about one and half years rescued alive at 0400 hours and referred to Kenyatta National Hospital," Red Cross tweeted.

    The girl was rescued at around 4am and had run out of energy.

    The building collapsed on Friday night after heavy rains pounded the Capital.

    Rescue operations by the Kenya Red Cross Society are still continuing and the death toll now stands at 23.

    136 residents were rescued from the debris and taken to hospital where they have been receiving treatment.

    The unfortunate incident, which was highly condemned by leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta, also displaced close to 1000 households.

    Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero was put to task to explain how such a sub-standard building got authorization from the County Government.

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