Bangladesh workers find survivor in factory rubble after 17 days

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 9.0.115 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

May 10, 2013, 6:21 am
SHARE THIS POST
Print Article


DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Rescue workers in Bangladesh freed a woman buried for 17 days inside the wreckage of a garment factory building that collapsed, killing more than 1,000 people.
   
The rescuers discovered the woman Friday afternoon and ordered the cranes and bulldozers to immediately stop work. They used handsaws to cut her out of the rubble, and the crowd gathered at the scene erupted in cheers when she was freed. She was rushed to a military hospital in an ambulance.
   
Soldiers at the site said her name was Reshma and described her as being in remarkably good shape despite her ordeal.
   
Abdur Razzak, a warrant officer with the military's engineering department who spotted her in the wreckage, said she was OK and could even walk.
   
Workers at the site began tearing through the nearby wreckage looking for other survivors.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Tags: bangladesh, Survivor , garment building collapse
RELATED STORIES
COMMENTS
Employees and supporters not giving in on their demand that ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas be reinstated
Zenya Hernandez, Abby's mother issued statement Friday night
Thousands of cards mailed to Danny Nickerson who suffers from an inoperable brain tumor