Kenyan survivor of school killings is found in hiding
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1. Muumin Abdalla Muumin
2. Suleiman Mohamed Awadh
3. Abdifatah Abubakar Abdi http://t.co/lDTrRu5dOG
A student injured in the attack on Moi university by Shebab fighters is treated at a hospital in Garissa on April 3, 2015 Kenya's interior minister vowed that the country would not bow to terrorist threats, a day after the massacre of 147 students by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab fighters. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Local people look on as a man read a newspaper in Garissa on April 3, 2015, bearing headlines and pictures concerning the attack a day earlier on the university there by Shebab fighters.. Kenya's interior minister vowed that the country would not bow to terrorist threats, a day after the massacre of 147 students by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab fighters. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
A member of the Kenyan Defence Forces stands guard at the Garissa University campus after an attack by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab gunmen in Garissa on April 2, 2015. At least 70 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university today, the interior minister said, the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
President @UKenyatta's statement on #GarissaAttack http://t.co/ks5aeEjcg6
Kenya MT @DennisOkari: The gunmen are holed up inside the upper hostel section. I can hear gunfire from the other end http://t.co/LuYkIkfMOY
#Kenyan army tank drives towards #Garissa University. Gunfire, hostages still inside http://t.co/xwDXfp1I9t
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GARISSA, Kenya (AP) -- A survivor of the killings at Garissa University College was found on Saturday, two days after the attack by Islamic extremists killed 148 people.
Cynthia Charotich, 19, told The Associated Press from her hospital gurney that she hid in a large cupboard and covered herself with clothes, refusing to emerge even when some of her classmates came out of hiding at the demands of the gunmen from the al-Shabab group.
She was rescued shortly before 10 a.m., according to Kenyan officials.
Charotich said she didn't believe that rescuers urging her to come out of her hiding place were there to help, suspecting at first that they were militants.
"How do I know that you are the Kenyan police?" she said she asked them.
"I was just praying to my God," Charotich, a Christian, said of her ordeal.
Only when Kenyan security forces had one of her teachers appeal to her did she come out, she said.
Charotich appeared tired and thirsty, sipping on yoghurt and a soft drink, but otherwise seemed in good health.
She said she drank a lotion because she was so thirsty and hungry while in hiding.