Woman Pulled from Bangladesh Factory Rubble 17 Days after Collapse

In a miraculous feat of survival, rescuers in Bangladesh have pulled a woman out of the rubble of a garment factory 17 days after it collapsed. The crowded scene reportedly erupted into cheers as the woman was cut free from the concrete and rushed to an awaiting ambulance.

The factory collapse is the worst disaster in the history of Bangladesh’s garment industry. So far, the bodies of more than 1,000 workers have been recovered from the site (though the death-toll could still rise as officials continue clear the site of 7,000 tons of debris). The tragedy has sparked international calls for reforms in the country to ensure safe conditions for workers, and several major retailers have vowed to work together to instill reforms in the industry …

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