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Bangladesh building collapse: Woman rescued alive after 17 days

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First published: May 10, 2013, 4:28 PM IST | Updated: May 10, 2013
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Bangladesh building collapse: Woman rescued alive after 17 days
As emergency service workers pulled out the woman, identified as Reshma, the onlookers burst into cheers.

Dhaka: A woman was rescued on Friday after spending 17 days trapped under the rubble of a Bangladesh factory building that collapsed on April 24, killing more than 1,000 people, police and military officials said.

Bangladeshi television channels broadcast live footage of emergency service workers pulling the woman from the collapsed building, as onlookers burst into cheers.

The woman, identified by Bangladeshi media only as Reshma, was shown being carried on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance as a rescue worker applied an oxygen mask to her face. "She had been rescued and taken to a military hospital," said Bangladesh's army spokesman Shahinul Islam.

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