Kenya Mall Survivor Returns To The States - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Kenya Mall Survivor Returns To The States

Posted: Updated:

An American woman who escaped a terrorist attack at a Kenyan mall has safely returned to the U.S.

Thirty-year-old Bendita Malakia and her loved ones sobbed as they embraced each other at their airport reunion.

Malakia says she was eating lunch when fighters from the terror group Al-Shabab, based in Somalia, took over the Westgate Shopping Mall.

"I was eating on the terrace and then we just heard an explosion and started, crawling out and we were in the back of this home goods store, it was just, it was pretty crazy," she recalls.

After hiding for more than four hours, she was finally rescued.

"I'm so glad to be here with my parents, I'm very glad, it was very, very, very scary, just a scary experience, She says.

The Kenyan Red Cross says at least sixty people are dead and the bodies of more victims may still be inside the complex.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • New Jersey OKs Trump Plaza shutdown Sept. 16

    New Jersey OKs Trump Plaza shutdown Sept. 16

    New Jersey casino regulators have given final approval to Trump Plaza's plan to shut down in two weeks.
    New Jersey casino regulators have given final approval to Trump Plaza's plan to shut down in two weeks.
  • Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
  • September Sizzle

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:03:36 GMT

    Summer is not over just yet!  Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.

     

     

     

     

    Summer is not over just yet! Today will be very hot and humid with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and mostly sunny skies.  A cold front will bring some thunderstorms tonight, some of which may be severe.

    Wednesday will be less humid but it remains warm all week long.

    Tuesday (93/72): Clouds/Storm

    Wednesday (88/74): Sun/Clouds

    Thursday (89/67): Sunny/Hot

Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices