Garment Worker Rescued After 17 Days

    Bangladeshi rescuers retrieve garment worker Reshma from the rubble of a collapsed building in Savar on May 10, 2013, seventeen days after the eight-storey building collapsed.  The death toll from last month's collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh rose past 1,000 as piles of bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell where victims had sought shelter. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Worker rescued from collapsed building in Dhaka on Friday. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty)

    A woman was rescued alive from beneath the rubble of the collapsed garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday. It’s been over two weeks since the disaster, and the death toll has officially risen from 15 to 1,034—making the accident the worst the garment industry has ever seen. The rescued woman, identified as Reshma, said she was able to survive on rationed bottles of water and dried food she found near where she was trapped. “It’s pretty impressive,” an associate professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins told CBS, noting that it’s rare for rescues of these kind to last beyond a few days. “Some people would call it a miracle.”

    Survived on water, dried food.
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