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Identifying the dead in Kenya

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 - 01:13

Sept. 23 - Embassy officials arrive at Nairobi's mortuary to identify their citizens who have been killed as standoff reaches third day. Linda So reports.

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Day three of the deadly mall attack in Kenya. Thick smoke billowed out of the Westgate shopping centre. Gunfire erupted as security forces scramble for cover. Armored military vehicles on the streets. Kenyan officials say they're closing in on the al Shabaab militants who stormed the mall on Saturday killing at least 62 people. But it's unclear how many gunman and hostages are still in the building. The process of identifying the dead has begun. Officials from various embassies arrived at Nairobi's mortuary on Monday. Among those killed were people from Britain, France, Canada, Ghana, China, and the Netherlands. This man came to collect the body of his niece. SOUNDBITE: (SWAHILI) JOSEPH MUNGAI, NIECE WAS KILLED IN MALL ATTACK, SAYING: "When I heard that the building had been attack by al Shabaab I started calling her on her phone, her family and people she used to work with. We called her phone and it just kept ringing, not being answered by anyone. Yesterday the phone went off." Grief stricken relatives forced to deal with the sudden loss of their loved ones in a brutal attack by Islamist militants.

Identifying the dead in Kenya

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 - 01:13

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