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India Police Kill 4 Rape Suspects Already In Custody

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Students at Delhi University Thursday demanding that the suspects in a rape case in southern India be hanged within six months of conviction. The march was also in support of a women’s rights activist on indefinite hunger strike seeking swift justice for rape victims. The four rape suspects were killed Friday while in police custody. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Students at Delhi University Thursday demanding that the suspects in a rape case in southern India be hanged within six months of conviction. The march was also in support of a women’s rights activist on indefinite hunger strike seeking swift justice for rape victims. The four rape suspects were killed Friday while in police custody.

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Before dawn Friday, police transported four suspects to the scene of a crime that has outraged their nation: A roadside in southern India, where the men are accused of gang-raping a woman, suffocating her and setting her body on fire.

The woman’s Nov. 27 murder sparked protests and candlelight vigils across India. Within 48 hours, police had arrested the four, their brutality allegedly caught on CCTV cameras.

Police said they needed to question the suspects at the crime scene — before daybreak — to have them retrace their steps and collect more evidence.

But by sunrise, all four suspects had been shot dead by police. They had yet to be charged.

“Law has done its duty,” the top police official on the case, V.C. Sajjanar, told reporters at a news conference.

Hundreds of revelers gathered where the rape had occurred — on the outskirts of the southern city of Hyderabad — hoisting police officers on their shoulders above the crowd and showering them with rose petals.

“Long live police!” they chanted. The victim’s father was quoted as saying his daughter’s soul is now at peace.

But human rights activists and some politicians decried Friday’s killings as an extrajudicial execution that amounts to mob justice.

“If you’re going to kill the accused before any due process of law has been followed, then what’s the point of having courts, law and police?” Maneka Gandhi, a lawmaker from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) told reporters outside parliament in New Delhi.

The local branch of the BJP in Telangana, where Hyderabad is the state capital, issued a statement saying: “India is not a banana republic and is bound by legal and constitutional framework.”

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International both called for an investigation.

“We still don’t know whether the actual perpetrators have been caught, because we do not know whether police that are incompetent enough to let suspects escape should be trusted to have solved the case,” Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director for Human Rights Watch, told NPR.

A police claim of self-defense

Sajjanar said the suspects were taken back to the crime scene so that they could lead police to where they had buried the victim’s cell phone and other personal items. He said the alleged rapists had not been handcuffed, and managed to overpower ten police officers.

The suspects threw stones at police, injuring two officers, Sajjanar said. After two of the suspects snatched officers’ firearms, all four were shot dead in self-defense, he said.

Sajjanar was involved in a similar case in Dec. 2008, Indian media reported, in which three suspects were killed by police after being arrested for allegedly throwing acid on two female engineering students in another town near Hyderabad.

After that incident, he reportedly earned the nickname “the encounter cop.” (In India, the word “encounter” connotes any suspicious killing of a suspect in police custody.)

Security forces across India have been accused over the years of carrying out extrajudicial killings. In 2017, India’s Supreme Court ordered an inquiry into more than 1,500 deaths in the country’s northeast, where police officers had allegedly staged fake attacks in order to kill criminals in their custody.

Police attribute most deaths while in custody to suicide or natural causes but, as Human Rights Watch noted in a 2016 report, family members in many cases allege torture by the police.

Demands for swift justice

The name of the 27-year-old rape victim in Hyderabad is not being reported, in accordance with Indian law to protect the identity of those believed to be victims of sexual violence.

Police say she phoned her sister on the day of her death to say her motor scooter had a flat tire, but that a friendly truck driver was helping her. Authorities allege four men stealthily deflated her tire, then posed as good Samaritans before raping and murdering her. It’s unclear whether she was still alive when they doused her body with fuel and set it aflame.

In 2012, a physiotherapy student was gang-raped on a New Delhi bus, garnering widespread protests and prompting authorities to increase prison terms for convicted rapists. Four men have been convicted in that case, and sentenced to death. One has since died by suicide in prison.

Swati Maliwal, chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, says she’s frustrated that the Delhi convicts have not yet been executed. In other cases, trials are often delayed for years and justice is difficult to attain.

She said that while she did not condone extrajudicial killings, she understood why police in Hyderabad might have taken matters into their own hands.

“There is a huge possibility that the police felt that if they let these people just go through the court process, they will never get the punishment that they deserve,” Maliwal told NPR by phone from a protest camp in New Delhi, where she was on the fourth day of a hunger strike to raise awareness of sexual violence.

Last year, a survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation ranked India as the most dangerous country in the world for women, because of sexual violence. In 2017, the most recent year for which data were available, there were more than 33,000 cases of rape reported in India, according to national crime statistics. By comparison, the FBI says about 100,000 rapes were reported that year in the United States, which has about a quarter of India’s population.

But many cases of sexual violence in India are believed to go unreported. Unlike the Hyderabad victim, who was an urban professional attacked by strangers, most victims are poor rural women and their attackers are often people they know.

Maliwal appealed to the Indian government to fast-track trials for rapists — and devote greater police resources to fighting sexual violence — in order to avoid mob justice.

“What kind of a country do we want? Do we want to go through proper processes and systems?” she asks. “Or do we want results like this?”

NPR producer Sushmita Pathak contributed to this report

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Colin Kaepernick workout controversy ‘unfortunate,’ New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch says

New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch appeared befuddled over the way Colin Kaepernick’s workout unfolded last month and hoped that the league would provide updates on any future showcases for the quarterback.

“I just felt, you know, what happened in Atlanta was unfortunate. It didn’t seem to be very well organized. And I just, I don’t know how it all sort of fell apart,” Tisch told The Athletic on Tuesday.

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Kaepernick was set to work out at the Atlanta Falcons’ training facility last month before switching locations last minute over concerns about the waiver the league wanted him to sign. The former San Francisco 49ers star threw for about 40 minutes and was said to still have an “elite arm.”

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Tisch was asked if there was going to be a briefing on what happened when the NFL owners meet next week.

“I hope there’s a briefing on that. I think it would be great for full ownership to get a sense of what happened down there,” Tisch said.

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The Giants were not one of the eight teams who moved to an Atlanta-area high school where Kaepernick eventually held his workout. New York appears to be set at quarterback after having selected Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick of the 2019 draft.

Tisch’s partner, John Mara, said in 2017 that the team received emotional letters from fans who did not want the team to sign Kaepernick over the quarterback’s decision to kneel for the national anthem to protest perceived racial injustices across the U.S.

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“All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue: ‘If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game,’ he told Monday Morning Quarterback. “It wasn’t one or two letters. It was a lot. It’s an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, more so than any other issue I’ve run into.”

Mara also told ESPN radio’s “The Michael Kay Show” later that year he believes Kaepernick would sign with a team eventually.

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“I think he still has some good football left in him,” Mara said at the time. “I agree with that. But obviously there are other issues that go along with him. Is he willing to sit as a backup behind a starter? What’s that going to do with your locker room, with your quarterback room, your offensive room? I believe he’ll be back in the league at some point this year with a team.”

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The week in pictures, Nov. 30 – Dec. 6

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, responds forcefully to a question from a reporter who asked if she hated President Donald Trump, after announcing earlier that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 5, 2019.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Dallas Cowboys have ‘very real interest’ in making Urban Meyer next head coach: report

Urban Meyer raised eyebrows earlier this year when he said he would take the Dallas Cowboys job if it were available. Two months later rumors have begun to swirl about his potential candidacy.

After the Cowboys’ loss to the Chicago Bears on Thursday night, the NFL Network reported there was “very real interest” in Meyer and that team executive Stephen Jones had spoken with him recently.

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Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley and Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott have also been considered, NFL Network reported, citing sources.

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A young fan holds a sign calling for the firing of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett in the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Jason Garrett’s future with the team has been swirling all season long and with Dallas’ latest skid, the noise about his potential dismissal has gotten louder. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said Garrett will remain the coach for the remainder of the year but offered a cryptic message earlier this week.

“There is no bar,” he told KRLD radio when asked what it would take for Garrett to get an extension. “When I say that I don’t mean that there’s not a level of– a point where I determine it’s just not working or that I determine that it’s working but there’s many things. There’s boxes to be checked.”

Despite praising Garrett, saying that “he’s got a tremendous list of things that he’s about,” Jones appeared to suggest that he’s been eyeing other coaches as the Cowboys continue to struggle.

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“The problem is you don’t know who can guarantee you a Super Bowl. I’ve seen a lot of coaches, I’ve seen their names mentioned but they can’t guarantee me a Super Bowl or guarantee my players the Super Bowl.”

He continued: “There’s no exclusive, nobody’s got the exclusive skills to get the job done so that collectively you can win a Super Bowl but they’re qualified people. Jason Garrett is one of them and in my opinion, Jason Garrett will be coaching in the NFL next year.”

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett shouts during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Meyer thrust himself into the spotlight in October when he was asked about the Cowboys job in an interview on FOX Sports’ “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.”

He was asked about Riley’s possible future in Dallas and, when asked whether he would be interested if the Cowboys came calling, he responded: “Absolutely.”

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The Bears defeated the Cowboys, 31-24, on Thursday. Dallas is now 6-7 and has dropped four out of their last five games.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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Dallas Cowboys have ‘very real interest’ in making Urban Meyer next head coach: report

Urban Meyer raised eyebrows earlier this year when he said he would take the Dallas Cowboys job if it were available. Two months later rumors have begun to swirl about his potential candidacy.

After the Cowboys’ loss to the Chicago Bears on Thursday night, the NFL Network reported there was “very real interest” in Meyer and that team executive Stephen Jones had spoken with him recently.

FLASHBACK: URBAN MEYER SPARKS SPECULATION ABOUT HIS INTEREST IN DALLAS COWBOYS HEAD COACHING JOB

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley and Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott have also been considered, NFL Network reported, citing sources.

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A young fan holds a sign calling for the firing of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett in the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Jason Garrett’s future with the team has been swirling all season long and with Dallas’ latest skid, the noise about his potential dismissal has gotten louder. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said Garrett will remain the coach for the remainder of the year but offered a cryptic message earlier this week.

“There is no bar,” he told KRLD radio when asked what it would take for Garrett to get an extension. “When I say that I don’t mean that there’s not a level of– a point where I determine it’s just not working or that I determine that it’s working but there’s many things. There’s boxes to be checked.”

Despite praising Garrett, saying that “he’s got a tremendous list of things that he’s about,” Jones appeared to suggest that he’s been eyeing other coaches as the Cowboys continue to struggle.

DALLAS COWBOYS OWNER JERRY JONES OFFERS CRYPTIC MESSAGE REGARDING JASON GARRETT’S FUTURE

“The problem is you don’t know who can guarantee you a Super Bowl. I’ve seen a lot of coaches, I’ve seen their names mentioned but they can’t guarantee me a Super Bowl or guarantee my players the Super Bowl.”

He continued: “There’s no exclusive, nobody’s got the exclusive skills to get the job done so that collectively you can win a Super Bowl but they’re qualified people. Jason Garrett is one of them and in my opinion, Jason Garrett will be coaching in the NFL next year.”

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett shouts during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Meyer thrust himself into the spotlight in October when he was asked about the Cowboys job in an interview on FOX Sports’ “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.”

He was asked about Riley’s possible future in Dallas and, when asked whether he would be interested if the Cowboys came calling, he responded: “Absolutely.”

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The Bears defeated the Cowboys, 31-24, on Thursday. Dallas is now 6-7 and has dropped four out of their last five games.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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Biden ripped for hitting Iowa trail with Obama alum making $1M-a-year off dairy farmers

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Rural farmers are panning Joe Biden’s decision to hit the Iowa campaign trail this week with former Obama Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who’s been under fire over his $1 million-a-year job with a group that is funded by mandatory fees from struggling dairy farmers.

Vilsack, the former Iowa Democratic governor, endorsed Biden and joined the former vice president on his “No Malarkey” bus tour of Iowa in an appeal to rural voters. But some farmers said the move shows that Biden is tone deaf to the harsh realities of dairy farmers who are suffering from closures and bankruptcies.

“Vice President Biden clearly didn’t think through the ramifications of having someone like Secretary Vilsack on the bus tour and writing your agriculture policy when the former secretary is taking a million dollars out of the pockets of dairy farmers across the country,” said Jake Davis, national policy director at Family Farm Action, a non-profit progressive advocacy group aimed at curbing corporate agribusiness growth.

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Davis, a farmer from Missouri who hasn’t endorsed in the 2020 race, called Biden’s tag-team with Vilsack this week a “clear misstep.”

“It just seems like a risk that one didn’t have to take,” Davis said.

Vilsack has been in the hot seat in recent months for earning nearly $1 million in salary in 2018 as the highest paid executive at Dairy Management Inc., a nonprofit responsible for promoting milk goods and funded directly by mandatory fees from dairy farmers. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel earlier this year exposed the bloated salaries of the top 10 dairy executives that topped $8 million at a time when many dairy farmers are on the brink on financial ruin amid a downturn in milk prices.

Under federal law, farmers are required to pay 15 cents for each 100 pounds of milk they sell into a so-called “checkoff” program to promote and advertise their products. Ten cents goes to local and regional programs and 5 cents goes to fund national programs, such as Dairy Management where Vilsack is executive vice president.

Checkoff fees in various agricultural sectors have helped fund catchy campaigns like “Got Milk?” “Pork. The Other White Meat“, “The Incredible, Edible Egg“, and “Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner.”

But the dairy market has been especially tough recently with farmers blaming an oversupply of milk, reduced demand and more alternatives like soy and almond milk.

In 2017, 1,600 dairy farms shuttered nationwide, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Conditions are so bad that Dean Foods, America’s largest dairy producer filed for bankruptcy last month. And a milk co-op last year sent Northeast dairy farmers a list of mental health services and a suicide prevention hotline number.

With money so tight, dairy farmers are fuming that their checkoff fees are padding the pockets of people like Vilsack.

“When we see that the funds that we’re mandated to pay through the checkoff are going to these really high salaries, it kind of just kicks you in the stomach,” said dairy farmer Sarah Lloyd from Wisconsin Dells.

Lloyd, a Bernie Sanders supporter and director of special projects at the Wisconsin Farmers Union, said Biden’s choice to campaign with Vilsack at this time “clearly shows me that Biden is out of touch.”

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A spokesman for Biden did not respond to a request for comment. Vilsack, through a representative, declined a request for an interview. Previously, Vilsack snapped at a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter when confronted about his pay.

“It’s insulting to me to be asked this question,” Vilsack said. “The dairy industry came to me and offered me the job – I didn’t seek the job. I didn’t ask for the job.”

Vilsack endorsed Biden and joined him on the Iowa bus tour to help the former VP appeal to rural voters and the agriculture community in the run up to the Iowa caucuses Feb. 3. He made several stops with Biden on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

His $1 million salary didn’t come up. Iowa attendees said they generally respected Vilsack during his time as governor from 1999 to 2007 but it wasn’t necessarily enough to sway them to support Biden.

“Right now Tom Vilsack could be a liability for anybody taking that big wage. In my opinion, he hasn’t earned it,” Chris Petersen, a hog and hay farmer in Clear Lake and backer of Bernie Sanders.

“I think many farmers who are struggling, especially dairy farmers, really frown upon that,” Petersen added.

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Doug Errthum, who farms dairy, corn, soybeans and hay in Holy Cross, Iowa, said he used to think of Vilsack as a “great guy,” but he wondered why Vilsack would make $1 million through fees out of his pocket.

“Obviously, seeing the money going to them is difficult when we have bills to pay ourselves,” said Errthum, who supports President Trump.

“It’s been a rough four years,” Errthum said of his dairy business. “I have a lot friends who used to milk and they don’t do it anymore. They can’t handle it anymore. It’s emotionally draining.”

While Vilsack declined comment, Dairy Management Inc. released a statement to Fox News from its chair Marilyn Hershey, a Pennsylvania dairy farmer.

“We hired Secretary Tom Vilsack to expand U.S. dairy’s presence in key global markets,” the statement said. “Under his leadership over the last three years, U.S. dairy exports reached an all-time high in 2018, with 16 percent of U.S. dairy being sold to global markets.”

The statement continued: “His relationships across the public and private sectors internationally are opening new doors and new opportunities for U.S. dairy products. And his ability to proudly represent U.S. dairy farmers’ commitments around sustainability to global leaders is unmatched. We wouldn’t be able to achieve these kinds of results, which are critical to the ongoing strength and viability of the U.S. dairy sector and farmers, without Secretary Vilsack’s vision and leadership.”

Joe Maxwell, a hog and hay farmer in Missouri and sharp critic of the mandatory checkoff fees, said the high salaries might be warranted for a successful ad campaign. Instead, reporting revealed that Dairy Management paid $9.1 million to Domino’s and more than $5 million for McDonald’s USA LLC to help the mega-companies with their promotions.

“Dairy farmers are having that money extracted to ensure Domino’s and these executives are living fat and happy,” said Maxwell, who is policy advisor for the Organization of Competitive Markets, a family farm advocacy organization.

“We would suggest that Vice President Biden take a hard look at getting advice from others who are not opposed to taking on that corporate power.”

Fox News’ Madeleine Rivera contributed to this report.

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California man accused of drunken attack on jail guards during arrest claims he was victim of ‘racist’ beating: reports

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A California man was charged with five counts of battery on a custodial officer this week in an incident that he claimed was a “racist” attack on him by jail guards, according to reports.

Jacob Servin, 29, was arrested Sunday for public intoxication in Stockton, Calif. and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail, KOVR-TV reported.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said Servin was combative, grabbing a female officer, kicking an officer in the chest and trying to bite staff.

Servin denies he was violent.

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“Correctional officers were forced to react to his aggressiveness in order to protect themselves and maintain the safety and security of others in the facility,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement, according to Sacramento’s KCRA-TV.

Servin shared photos of himself bloodied and bruised on Instagram this week, claiming he was beaten by jail guards in a “racist hate crime.”

“Yesterday 3 racist county sheriffs from Stockton held me down beat me, choked me, kicked me and tried to snap my neck, with their fists and batons one by one for a long period of time while I was yelling and yelling for them to stop.Whitnesses (sic) could hear me yelling for my life these men tried to kill me all while yelling racist remarks,” he wrote.

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The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video of when the incident happened. However, the video doesn’t show the alleged incident, which took place in a temporary holding cell where there are no cameras, Sacramento’s KOVR-TV reported.

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Are the Republicans trying to get Ilhan Omar killed? The dangers Ilhan Omar faces are real, relentless and deadly. And they are being fueled by her opponents in the Republican party

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Stephen King Nails The Big Problem With Republicans’ Argument Against Impeachment

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Author Stephen King on Thursday dismantled a key Republican talking point against the impeachment of President Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal with a blunt reminder about the 2016 election.

“I get a kick out of the Republicans saying impeachment is an effort to overturn the will of the American people when Hilary (sic) beat the dumbbell by 3 million votes,” the horror novelist tweeted. “He won because of the antiquated electoral college, a 2-mule wagon in a jet plane world,” King added.

King ― a frequent and vocal critic of Trump and his administration ― noted in a later tweet how “Trumpers hate that 3 million vote differential.”

“Bring it up and it’s like hitting on a raw nerve,” he wrote.

King’s posts resonated with fans who called the analysis “bang-on” and “excellent.”

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Nairobi, Kenya, building collapse of 6-story building leaves at least 2 dead, others trapped, officials say

NAIROBI, Kenya — A six-story building collapsed in Kenya‘s capital on Friday, officials said, with at least two people killed and others trapped in the debris.

Associated Press video showed people cheering as one dust-covered person was carried away on a stretcher, one arm outstretched. Shortly afterward the crowd hushed as another person was carried away but covered completely by a blanket.

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Nairobi county police chief Philip Ndolo said at least 10 people had been rescued by residents of Tassia estate using their bare hands. Eight people had been taken to a hospital, Nairobi regional commissioner Wilson Njenga said.

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Rescue workers attempt to rescue a person from a collapsed building in Tasia Embakasi, an east neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya on Friday Dec. 6, 2019. (Associated Press)

“Tragedy has struck us again,” public works official Gordon Kihalangwa said. “Some people have been trapped inside and we are doing our best to free them.”

It was not immediately clear what caused the morning collapse. Njenga said 57 rooms had been rented out in the building. The Red Cross said 22 families lived there. Njenga said the building’s owner was “not available” and not living there.

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Hundreds of people gathered to watch from nearby buildings as emergency responders prodded at the pancaked concrete structure. Military personnel arrived to assist. Heavy equipment was at the site but Njenga said starting any excavation could cause more damage if anyone alive remained in the ruins.

Medical workers set up an impromptu center in tin-roofed stalls nearby while a line of ambulances waited. One covered body was seen there on the ground.

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Building collapses are common in Nairobi, where housing is in high demand and unscrupulous developers often bypass regulations.

After eight buildings collapsed and killed 15 people in Kenya in 2015, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered an audit of all the country’s buildings to see if they were up to code. The National Construction Authority found that 58 percent of buildings in Nairobi were unfit for habitation.

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