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Death toll at 61 in Kenya Mall attack
KENYA -- (ABC) 61 people killed and 71 others - still missing following the deadly attack on an upscale mall in Kenya.
The area has now been secured and investigators are searching for victims.
This, as Kenyan officials say 10 people were detained at an airport this morning and are now being questioned.
Kenyans - now observing the first of three national days of mourning remembering the dozens of innocent lives taken by terrorists in the siege at
The Westgate Mall in Nairobi. *Some of the bodies -are still there
Forensics teams now scouring the rubble for those buried when 3 floors of the mall collapsed
The remains of other victims now being claimed by loved ones "She died on the spot and was brought to city mortuary."
And some of the more than 1,000 people who were in the mall when the attack began Saturday - now sharing their survival stories.
This man, coming face to face with one of the gunmen: I said something in Arabic and he asked if I was a Muslim I said I am. and I-no he asked-is this your woman - I said yes,
Yes she is. and um and he said-ask her to cover up and then he pointed gun and said leave
19-year-old Dorcas Mwangi hid under suitcases for four hours. Her brother, texting that the terrorists were killing non-Muslims sending her the words to an Islamic prayer.
"I was able to memorize it in case they found me "
Now investigators, including an American forensics team - are trying to figure out how the terrorists pulled off the attack.
A Kenyan newspaper reports the attackers spent months studying the building's layout, even operating a store- where they may have stashed weapons.
While the al-Qaeda affiliated group, al Shabaab has claimed responsibility,
Investigators are still trying to determine exactly *who the terrorists were. They say it's still unclear if any women or Americans were involved.