Survivor stories from Nairobi's Westgate Mall attack
People hid in halls, stairwells as militants stormed building
Last Updated: Sept. 24, 2013
When militants stormed the Westgate Mall, survivors hid in stairwells and dark corridors.
Dozens of people were killed and more than 150 others were wounded. Here are some stories from survivors.
"I could hear the gunfire moving towards the main entrance. So I thought if I walked out in the open, I would be a walking target. So I decided to drop myself on the ground and hide together with a few other people."
Dr. Sunil Sachdeva
"When I looked around the rooftop, I counted about 12 bodies, all covered with red sheets... we formed kind of a human chain guiding these people and taking care of the injured and taking care of people who were fainting... a lot of people just came out and fell on their knees and broke down crying."
"It got quite hot. Some people were fanning one another. They were fanning the girl who was wounded. People were using their cell phones to get in touch with relatives or to try to figure out what was going on. So there was quite a lot of panic and adrenaline."