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May 10, 2013 at 07:20pm IST

Bangladesh: After 17 days, woman rescued from factory collapse in which over 1000 died

Dhaka: A woman was rescued on Friday after spending 17 days trapped under the rubble of a Bangladesh factory building that collapsed on April 24, killing more than 1,000 people, police and military officials said.

Bangladeshi television channels broadcast live footage of emergency service workers pulling the woman from the collapsed building, as onlookers burst into cheers.

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The woman, identified by Bangladeshi media only as Reshma, was shown being carried on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance as a rescue worker applied an oxygen mask to her face. "She had been rescued and taken to a military hospital," said Bangladesh's army spokesman Shahinul Islam.

Bangladesh building collapse: Woman rescued alive after 17 days

As emergency service workers pulled out the woman, identified as Reshma, the onlookers burst into cheers.