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

Reshma Begum hit a steel pipe to get attention. Photo: Reuters

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

Last Bangladesh factory collapse survivor dies in blaze tragedy

The father and aunt of Bangladeshi garment worker Shahina Akter grieve at the site of the collapsed factory. Photo: AFP

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

Paraplegic crawls three days to safety in New Mexico desert

Ricky Gilmore, pictured with the jeans he was wearing. Photo: AP

A paraplegic man stranded in the New Mexico desert without his wheelchair dragged himself about 6.5 kilometres down a dirt road over three days before a motorist stopped to help him.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:44am

City Seen

While not strictly a Hong Kong-related story, we couldn't resist passing on the news that American network CBS has chosen the mainland for the next location of the hit reality show Survivor.

23 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Get ready for New Brain Game

Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want to win a great prize? Do you want thousands of people to see you in Young Post? Then join the Brain Game. A new round will start next month.

The game: Ten finalists will answer one open-ended question each week on a wide range of topics. Readers will vote one person off each week (like they do on Survivor).

3 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Crash survivor still haunted by memories of brush with death

A survivor of the crash has been forced to quit his job and keep secret from his two young children the inner torment he still endures four years on.

The father of two, who did not want to be named, is still being haunted by flashbacks and nightmares of the freak accident.

28 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Put yourself to the test

The Survivor genre is showing no signs of weakening. Organised by The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association (BGCA) of Hong Kong, Team Challenge 2003 will be held in Sai Kung on July 26 and 27.

It is an adventure competition involving swimming, canoeing, climbing, orienteering and camping. A total of 30 teams will be taking part in the event.

25 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Strangled by formula

CHUCK PALAHNIUK IS feeling confident these days. With three ripping yarns to his credit (Fight Club, Invisible Monsters and Survivor), he challenges the reader at the beginning of his new book, saying: 'If you're going to read this, don't bother.' You know, and he knows, that you're hooked.

7 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Survivor silliness triggers Outback Web search

The television series Survivor, the most over-hyped event on 'the box' since Princess Diana's funeral, returns to United States screens next week as Survivor II: The Australian Outback. Although Hong Kong viewers inevitably will have to wait several months for the re-broadcast, we can at least follow developments online.

30 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

The last one standing

'We've made America into one big Green Room, where everybody is waiting to go on stage.' Stuart Fischoff, professor of media psychology, California State University.

29 Jan 2001 - 12:00am


Exploring Northwest China.

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29 Jan 2001 - 12:00am