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39 Still Missing From Kenya's Westgate Mall After Terrorist Massacre

Previously the number of people reported missing was as high as 61.

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Update 10/5: Kenya's Red Cross says 18 people are still missing from Nairobi's Westgate Mall, two weeks after terrorists killed at least 67.

Fourteen of those previously reported missing were said to have been found alive and seven bodies were already in the morgue. The number has come down from 39 missing last week.

#RedCrossTrace Still has 39 enquiries of missing #WestGateMall persons from members of the public http://t.co/FxfSMCcpti

Kenya Red Cross

@KenyaRedCross

#RedCrossTrace Still has 39 enquiries of missing #WestGateMall persons from members of the public http://t.co/FxfSMCcpti

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Though three floors of the mall collapsed, journalist Daniel Howden reported some people may still be pulled from the wreckage alive.

Reliable source tells me some survivors recovered from #westgate basement today, as well as 6 bodies from the rubble

Daniel Howden

@howden_africa

Reliable source tells me some survivors recovered from #westgate basement today, as well as 6 bodies from the rubble

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About 67 people have been reported killed, including police, when Somalian terrorist cell al-Shabab attacked the mall and held their ground for a four-day siege. Five of the militants were killed by Kenyan forces, and 10 were arrested.

Speaking on Kenyan television, Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku said there is now an additional suspect in custody.

CS Lenku: One more suspect was arrested today.

InteriorCNG Ministry

@InteriorKE

CS Lenku: One more suspect was arrested today.

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An international forensic team is now working in the rubble to begin the task of clearing and securing the shopping mall.

As the country begins the process of healing, DVDs showcasing highlights of the shootings featuring video from various local television stations have started to be sold in slums for 100 shillings, or $1, each.

Rachel Zarrell is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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