Survivor Found in Collapsed Bangladesh Building After 17 Days

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Rescue workers carry a woman from the rubble of the Rana Plaza building 17 days after the building collapsed in Savar May 10, 2013. Rescuers pulled the woman, identified by Bangladeshi media only as Reshma, on Friday from the rubble of the Bangladesh garment factory, astonishing workmen who had been searching for bodies of victims of a disaster that has killed more than 1,000 people. REUTERS/Stringer (BANGLADESH - Tags: DISASTER) - RTXZHEC


Over two weeks after an eight-story building collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a survivor was pulled from the rubble. It was a miraculous moment set against the horror of the more than 1,000 bodies recovered so far from the former garment factory. The BBC's Salman Saeed witnessed the moment when Reshma Begum was rescued.