Kenya University survivor found hiding in closet
GARISSA, Kenya - A student who survived Thursday's attack on a college in Kenya says she was so terrified she hid in a closet for two days.
Kenyan security forces found the 19-year-old woman this morning and had to call in one of her teachers to persuade her that they were, in fact, police and not more gunmen from the Somali extremist group al-Shabab.
Cynthia Cheroitich told The Associated Press from a hospital gurney that she hid in a wardrobe and covered herself with clothes, refusing to emerge though some of her classmates came out of hiding at the demands of the gunmen from the al-Shabab group. The young Christian woman said she was "just praying to my God."
Cheroitich appeared tired and thirsty, but otherwise seemed in good health.
The militants killed 148 people in the assault. Survivors say Christian students were singled out and shot on the spot.
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