In Kenya Survivors pulled from Nairobi building collapse after 6 days

Six days after a residential building in Kenya's capital Nairobi collapsed, four people have been pulled from the rubble.

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Six days after a residential building in Kenya's capital Nairobi collapsed, four people have been pulled from the rubble.

The six storey building collapsed after heavy rains, so far 36 people have been confirmed dead, and more than 70 people are still missing.

About 140 people are estimated to have survived the building collapse.

Kenyan TV showed a crowd cheering as a 24 year old woman, 8 months pregnant was pulled from the rubble, after the rescuers smashed through slabs of concrete to reach her.

The BBC reports the woman was rushed to hospital and underwent an emergency Cesarean section but doctors said her baby had already died in the womb.

Three other people were then pulled from the rubble, one man and two women.

The BBC reports the head of Kenya's National Disaster Management Unit, Pius Masai, said it was a miracle to have found survivors after so long, adding rescue efforts would continue around the clock until they were sure all survivors had been pulled from the rubble.

In a story that made international headlines, a seven-month-old child was pulled alive from the rubble on Tuesday, but her mother was found dead the following day.

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