Local couple victims of Kenya mall attack
A local couple have been confirmed as victims of the Kenyan mall attack after it was revealed that Niall Saville from Farndon near Newark was wounded and his South Korean-born wife, Kang Moon-hee has died in hospital from grenade wounds.
Consultant Mr Saville, 35, has his parents by his hospital bedside in Nairobi as he recovers from gun and grenade wounds he suffered in the attack on the Westgate shopping centre in the country’s capital.
But the University of Cambridge graduate's wife Kang Moon-hee, 38 – a software developer who was shot and suffered shrapnel wounds from a grenade – died in hospital on Sunday.
Mr Saville had surgery at the Aghakan hospital in Nairobi after being shot in the shoulder at the Westgate shopping centre.
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The couple had been married for five years and moved to Kenya earlier this year
A specialist in economic growth, he lives in Nairobi and works for global development advisors Dalberg.
After leaving university, Mr Saville worked in South Korea, Singapore, France, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia before settling in Kenya.
The total death toll is now 72: 61 civilians, six security officers and five terrorists.
President Kenyatta says country has 'ashamed and defeated' its attackers.
There are still at least three bodies reportedly in the rubble and 11 alleged terrorists now in custody.
Three floors of the mall collapsed and several bodies were trapped in the rubble. His office later said a terrorist's body was among those in the debris. Five other militants were killed by gunfire.