Cheers as toddler is pulled out alive from collapsed Huruma building
A one and a half-year-old girl was on Tuesday morning pulled out alive from the rubble three days after a building collapsed in Huruma, Nairobi.
The girl was rescued at 4 a.m and was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital.
National Disaster Management Unit Incident Commander Mr Pius Maasai said the girl appeared to be in a stable condition.
Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome said the rescue of the child has given rescuers hope of finding more survivors.
This brings the number of people rescued from the collapsed building to 136. The death toll stands at 23 people.
Mr Maasai said search and rescue operation is ongoing.
“We appeal to anyone who has a missing relative to be patient since the exercise is delicate due to balancing both safety of rescuers and victims,” he said.