This baby was found alive 3 days after collapse of building

This baby was found alive 3 days after collapse of building

Rescue workers in Kenya have managed to pull a six-month-old baby girl out of the rubble of a building in Kenya's capital on Tuesday and reunited her with her father, more than three days after it collapsed following days of heavy rain.

This baby was found alive 3 days after collapse of building

Kenya Red Cross paramedics attend to a 18-month-old girl rescued from the rubble of a six-storey building that collapsed after days of heavy rain, in Nairobi, May 3, 2016. Bonny Odhiambo/Kenya Red Cross/Handout via Reuters

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The Kenya Red Cross has revealed that the child, Dealeryn Saisi Wasike who had been buried for about 80 hours, was found in a bucket wrapped in a blanket appeared dehydrated, and with no visible physical injuries. The collapse of the building was the latest such disaster in a fast expanding African city that is struggling to build homes fast enough.

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Similar disasters have afflicted other African conurbations. In 2014, a church in Lagos, one of Africa's biggest cities, collapsed killing 115 people. A Nigerian coroner last year blamed poor construction.

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