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The Latest: Students can't reach friends who may be trapped

The Latest: Survivor says trapped friends not answering phones

The Latest: Students can't reach friends who may be trapped

11:35 GMT, 7:35 p.m. EDT () --

Michael Bwana, a 20-year-old student who managed to flee from the al-Shabab attack on a college in Kenya, said he and other survivors have been trying to call their trapped friends but their phones are switched off.

Either the students turned off their phones for their own safety or the gunmen have seized the handsets, he said.

"Most of the people still inside there are girls," he told The Associated Press, referring to the student dormitory in which gunmen are believed to be holding an unknown number of students.


Updated : 2021-09-24 21:34 GMT+08:00