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Survivor found 17 days after B’desh factory collapse

Bangladeshi rescuers on Friday found a woman survivor in the rubble of a garment factory complex which collapsed and killed more than 1,000 people on April 24, the country’s fire service chief said.

‘She has been located in a gap between a beam and a column. Her name is Reshmi. She may have reserves of water or have drunk some of the water that we’ve pumped into the building,’ Ahmed Ali said.

One of the rescuers said that the woman had cried out for help as recovery teams sifted through the wreckage 17 days after the nine-storey Rana Plaza complex collapsed on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka.

‘As we were clearing rubble, we called out if anyone was alive,’ the unnamed rescuer told the private Somoy TV channel.

‘Then we heard her saying ‘please save me, please save me’. Since then she has been talking to us.’
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