Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Victim Elif Yavuz - Nairobi mall attack

Posts from www.bbc.co.uk
Elif Yavuz died alongside her partner Ross Langdon, an architect who had dual British-Australian citizenship

Post 1108 (BBC website)
Former US President Bill Clinton has paid tribute to one of the victims of the attack who was working for the Clinton Foundation. In a statement on their website, the Clintons said Elif Yavuz, who was heavily pregnant, was "brilliant, dedicated, and deeply admired by her colleagues". They said she had "devoted her life to helping others, particularly people in developing countries suffering from malaria and HIV/Aids".

Eyewitness report
Art Shah was shopping with friends and family when the attack happened. She told the BBC the shooting began when she and a friend arrived in a bank: "My friend was screaming and desperate to get out to her three-year-old daughter who she'd left on the second floor. I had to drag her in and try and calm her down as I was afraid we'd be discovered. I was desperately trying to reach our friends but none of them were picking up their phones. At around 2pm we managed to make contact with some in our party who said they'd managed to escape with my friend's daughter and that calmed her a lot. Another friend called to say he was trapped in a washroom and all he could see were bodies."

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