Friday, May 10, 2013

Woman survivor 'found' after SEVENTEEN days trapped in rubble of Bangladesh clothing factory

A woman has been found alive trapped in the rubble of the Bangladesh clothing factory 17 days after the disaster that has claimed more than 1,000 lives, it emerged today.

Rescuers found the woman, named Reshma, after hearing groaning coming from the basement of the eight-storey Rana Plaza, the Daily Star newspaper said.

Incredibly, she did not have significant injuries and has been given biscuits and water by rescuers, it added. They were preparing to break a large slab when the 'miracle' happened.

A rescuer said: 'As we made an announcement before starting to break the slab asking whether there was anyone alive in there, we heard someone groan.'
She told them 'in a feeble voice' her name was Reshma and that she was 'not much hurt'.