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Woman rescued six days after Nairobi building collapse

Rescuers attend to a woman found alive on May
Rescuers attend to a woman found alive on May 5, 2016 shortly after she was pulled from the debris of a Huruma building that collapsed six days ago. PHOTO | STELLA CHERONO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

A woman was pulled out alive Thursday from the rubble six days after a building collapsed when heavy rains hit Kenya's capital Nairobi.

The woman was pulled out hours after being located on Thursday morning by rescuers who gave her oxygen while they continued efforts to extract her from the ruins of the six-storey building.

Pius Masai of Kenya's National Disaster Operation Centre said the woman was conscious and talking when she was found and complained of debris falling on her during the days-long rescue operation.

She was put in an ambulance, and Masai said she would be taken to hospital and assessed for injuries.

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