A Chinese woman was killed and her child injured on Saturday during the al-Shabab assault on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The 38-year-old woman‘s name has not been released, nor has the name of her 13-year-old son, who has been hospitalized since the attack.
China Daily reports:
The 38-year-old unidentified woman was one of 59 confirmed dead [now up to 62] in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall in the bloodiest attack in the country since 1998. […]
The Chinese woman’s child was injured in the terrorist attack, Wu Shifan, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Nairobi, told China Daily.
The boy is in a local hospital and his condition is stable, Wu said, without giving more details.
The embassy has warned Chinese people to avoid visiting popular places in Kenya. There are about 20,000 Chinese in the country, the Kenya Overseas Chinese Association estimated. They mostly work in industries such as infrastructure, retail, catering and tourism.