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Four days later, rescuers pull child out of collapsed Huruma building

03 May 2016, 09:53

Nairobi - Four days after a six-storey building collapsed in Huruma, rescuers on Tuesday pulled out a one and a half years old girl from the rubble.

The girl who was rescued at 0400 hours, Kenya Red Cross has confirmed.

They said: "Good news! A child aged about one and half years rescued alive at 0400 hours and referred to Kenyatta National Hospital."

"The child, who had been buried for about 80 hours, was found in a bucket wrapped in blanket. She appeared dehydrated, and with no physical injuries,” added Kenya Red Cross in a Press statement.

She is currently recuperating at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

See Also: GALLERY: Rains wreak havoc in the city

The building collapsed on Friday night following a heavy downpour, with reports indicating that the two lower floors had already sunk.

The building, which had been marked as unsuitable for human habitation, had been built on a swamp thus putting lives of its tenants in danger.

It housed about 198 households, with the number of those missing still remaining unclear.

Death toll stood at 22 by Monday.

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