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Miracle survivor of Bangladesh collapse lost track of day and night in rubble

On April 24, Reshma Begum was working in a factory on the second floor of Rana Plaza when the building began collapsing around her. She raced down a stairwell into the basement, where she became trapped near a Muslim prayer room in a wide space that allowed her to survive.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 6:59am

Woman pulled alive from Dhaka rubble after 17 days

A woman was pulled alive on Friday from the ruins of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh 17 days after it collapsed and killed over 1,000 people, live television footage showed.

11 May 2013 - 12:30am

28 die in Bangladesh street battles over blasphemy law

At least 28 people have died in street battles between Bangladeshi police and tens of thousands of Islamists, officials said yesterday, deepening the divide between the secular government and religious hardliners.

7 May 2013 - 1:48am

28 dead as Bangladesh Islamists demand blasphemy law

At least 28 people have died in street battles between Bangladeshi police and tens of thousands of Islamists, officials said on Monday, deepening the divide between the secular government and religious hardliners.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hong Kong firms fear more disruption at their plants in Bangladesh

Angry labourers started taking to the streets the day after the disaster, blocking major highways to several industrial areas outside the capital, Dhaka.

2 May 2013 - 10:29am 1 comment

Last Bangladesh factory collapse survivor dies in blaze tragedy

Shahina Akter's 110-hour struggle to survive in the collapsed Bangladesh factory block, only to die in a fire that erupted in the ruins, has made her one of the tragic public faces of the nation's worst industrial disaster.

2 May 2013 - 10:00am

Bangladesh workers vent fury over building collapse as death toll tops 400

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis joined May Day protests on Wednesday to demand the execution of textile bosses over the collapse of a factory complex, as rescuers warned the final toll could be more than 500.

2 May 2013 - 10:00am

Bangladesh defends disaster effort as anger grows

Bangladesh on Tuesday defended its decision to snub foreign aid after the collapse of a factory complex as anger flared at the recovery operation and towards the building’s owner when he appeared in court.

2 May 2013 - 10:01am

Fire kills ‘last survivor’ of Bangladesh building collapse

A blaze broke out in the wreckage of a Bangladesh factory block on Sunday, killing a woman whose 110-hour battle for survival had touched the nation following its worst industrial disaster, the country’s fire chief said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Dozens pulled alive from Dhaka factory as toll hits 256

Dozens of workers were found alive on Thursday as they huddled in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory bloc in Bangladesh, a rare success for rescuers who have pulled out 256 bodies. In an announcement greeted by wild applause from thousands of relatives at the scene, an army spokesman initially announced that 40 survivors had been discovered together in a room, but the figure was later revised to 24.

26 Apr 2013 - 4:29am 1 comment

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