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Dhaka woman survives 16 days under rubble

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 23:56

Zee Media Bureau

Dhaka: Seventeen days after the collapse of a garment factory building outside the Bangladeshi capital sent jitters across the country, the rescuers on Friday found a woman alive underneath the remains of the eight-storey Rana Plaza.

The death toll from the garment factory building collapse soared past 1,000 on Friday.

The woman, named Reshma, was trapped in the basement of the building, the Daily Star newspaper said.

According to reports, she did not have significant injuries and had been given food and water by rescuers.

Officials said 1,034 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of the fallen factory building as of Friday morning. There was no sign of where the toll might finally settle as more bodies were being found, but it is already the world`s deadliest garment industry disaster and one of the worst industrial accidents.

First Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 16:00

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