The death toll keep rising as rescue workers at the collapsed garment factory in Bangladesh freed a woman buried for 17 days inside the debris where more than 1,000 deaths have been recorded.
The rescuers discovered the woman Friday afternoon and ordered the cranes and bulldozers to immediately stop work. They used handsaws to cut her out of the rubble, and the crowd gathered at the scene erupted in cheers when she was freed. She was rushed to a military hospital in an ambulance.
According to soldiers at the site, the woman was identified as Reshma. She was said to be in remarkably good shape despite her ordeal.
Abdur Razzak, a warrant officer with the military’s engineering department who spotted her in the wreckage, said she was okay and could even walk.
Her discovery livened up a dying hope of finding any more survivors, as workers at the site began tearing through the nearby wreckage looking for other survivors.