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Woman Rescued From Rubble 17 Days After Bangladesh Factory Collapse (PHOTOS)

More than two weeks after a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh—killing upwards of 1,000—rescuers pulled a living woman from the rubble. See photos of the remarkable rescue.

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More than two weeks after a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh—killing upwards of 1,000—rescuers pulled a living woman from the rubble. See photos of the remarkable rescue. 

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Rescuers pulled the woman, identified by Bangladeshi media only as Reshma, on Friday, astonishing workmen who had been searching for bodies of victims of a disaster that has killed more than 1,000 people. 

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The amazing rescue took place Friday as the death toll from the disaster raced past 1,000, making it one of the worst industrial tragedies in history.

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Reshma after spent more than two weeks trapped under the rubble.

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Soldiers at the site described her as being in remarkably good shape despite her ordeal. 

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Elsewhere, bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell where victims had sought shelter. 

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The collapse, and the fire that took place at a sweater factory in Dhaka earlier this week, highlight the increasing concerns about the dangerous conditions for garment workers, an industry that brings in $20 billion for the small South Asian nation by providing clothing at a low cost to retailers worldwide.