Kenya siege survivor tells the horror

Sebnem Saylan, a Turkish businesswoman who survived the Kenya mall siege said that there was much chaos after the shooting began, and people laid down on the floor between the market shelves.

Kenya siege survivor tells the horror

World Bulletin/News Desk

Sebnem Saylan, a Turkish businesswoman who survived the Kenya mall siege, told AA reporter that there was much chaos after the shooting began, and people laid down on the floor between the market shelves. 

Saylan, a foreign trade manager at an export company in Izmir, Turkey said she was in Nairobi for a business meeting when it all started. "We heard gunfires a short while after just entering the mall. At first, we did not understand what was going on. Then we saw people running towards us. We realized that it was something serious as the shooting intensified. There was a big panic," Saylan said.

Noting that the sounds of gunfire continued non-stop for an hour, Saylan said: 

"We took cover among the shelves, and laid down on the floor. Then the staff took us to an area that opens to the car park.  We closed the doors, and turned off the lights. There were about 50 people. We stayed there for about 2,5 hours until evacuation. We were told that there was a robbery and an armed conflict between the security staff and the robber went on. The shooting did not stop and much panic ensued. The sounds of gunfire continued non-stop for the first hour."

Armed assailants killed at least 62 in a busy shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

The attack was reportedly claimed by Al-Shabab.

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