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Georgia woman survives Kenya mall attack

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There is a Georgia connection to the Kenya shopping mall hostage situation.

A woman from the Athens area says she survived the attack in Nairobi when Somali terrorists took over the mall on Saturday.

According to Dorcas Mwangi, when it all started she knew it was more than just a robbery.

"It was crazy because everyone was running. People's faces were full of shock and horror. There's screaming. It was quite obvious from the start that those gunshots happened, it was evident that this was not a robbery. It was pretty evident this was big," she says.

At least 62 people died in the hostage crisis.

Among the injured are at least 5 Americans, including one child.

ALSO: Mall assault survivors talk about incident

  Obama says Kenyan mall attack a 'terrible outrage'

  Conflict in Somalia sowed seeds of Kenya mall attack

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