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‘I called my parents to say goodbye,’ Shiksha Arora remembers Westgate attack

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September 21 marked seven years after the Westgate attack that left over 60 people dead.

Terrorists from Al Shabaab group attacked Westgate mall on a Saturday morning and Radio Africa’s East FM family and fans were among the dozens who were killed.Kiss TV presenter Ruhila Adatia was shot in the leg and bled to death.

They had a cooking competition event on the building’s rooftop on that fateful day.

‘7 YEARS AGO, MY LIFE CHANGED FOREVER. I VIVIDLY CARRY THE SOUNDS, SMELLS AND IMAGES THAT REMAIN FROM THE #WESTGATEATTACK. I REMEMBER CALLING MY PARENTS TO SAY GOODBYE AMIDST THE CHAOS TELLING THEM THAT I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF A TERRORIST ATTACK AND IF I DON’T MAKE IT OUT, I LOVED THEM. TODAY I REMEMBER ALL MY LOVED ONES WHO WEREN’T AS LUCKY AS I WAS TO BE GIVEN THE TITLE OF A SURVIVOR. YOUR ABSENCE HAS CREATED A VOID THAT WILL NEVER BE FILLED. 21.09.2013,’ SHE WROTE.

Shiksha Arora

 

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