Bangladesh woman rescued after 17 days under rubble

Posted: May 11, 2013 at 5:48 a.m.

Cries of “Save me” drew rescuers Friday to Reshma Begum, who had been under the rubble of a factory building that collapsed April 24.

A woman trapped for 17 days beneath the rubble of a collapsed building on the outskirts of Dhaka was discovered alive Friday and then rushed to a nearby military hospital after rescuers pulled her free.

Reshma Begum is carried from the wreckage of the factory building that collapsed in Savar, Bangladesh. She told Somoy TV, “I never dreamed I’d see the...

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 1 on 05/11/2013