Samira Mohamed Abdi was inÂ transit in Turkey with her family when three suicide bombers attacked Istanbulâ€™s main airport, killing 41 people and leaving over 230 others injured.
She told the BBC Somali service that in the rush to hide after the first explosion,Â her 13-year-old daughter went missing:
â€œWe could see the explosion â€“ it was just in front of us. All of a sudden, we saw the security people running up and down and shouting. We all went into hiding in the cafeâ€™s store room â€“ about 20 people in a small room. We locked ourselves in as we heard the gunshots, then we realised one of us was missing. It was my saddest moment. I couldnâ€™t locate my daughter.â€ The girlâ€™s grandfather then rushed out to find her
â€œHe went out while all people were lying on the floor and the gunfire was continuing. He was calling her by her name, â€˜Aisha, Aisha! Where are you?â€™ He found shoes on the floor but they were not hers.â€ He couldnâ€™t seeÂ her â€“ but 20 minutes later, Samira received a call:
â€œFortunately, she was hiding somewhere else and she asked a Russian guy to call, and then there was the second explosion.â€
She said it took Aisha time to find someone who spoke English to help her, so she could get in touch.