May 10th, 2013
07:46 AM ET

Survivor found 17 days after Bangladesh collapse

Crews working through the rubble at the Bangladesh building collapse site found a woman trapped in the wreckage and plucked her to safety Friday.

"I'm alive. Please rescue me," she said.

After she was pulled out of the debris, she was rushed to a hospital, an army official said.

The discovery comes more than two weeks after a building in a Bangladesh complex with factories full of garment workers caved in: South Asia's deadliest industrial disaster.

For the 17th day, rescue and recovery workers search through the nine-story building's tangled wreckage in Savar, a suburb of the capital, Dhaka.


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  1. Blaarg

    Either it is a hoax or she had water. Her picture shows no dirt upon her. She looks like she just got out of a limo, snuck around back, and reappeared on the gurney. But maybe she had water and was in a place with no dirt despite the tons of dirt and dust from the collapsed building. Amazing lack of dirt or dust on this woman. Just amazing.

    May 10, 2013 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Pete

    @Blaarg ,why is it when someone miraculously survives someone like you rains on their parade..A hoax for a pic in CNN today,just want will you ignorents think up next..Maybe she was obducted by aliens and wasn't there at all,just ask Boehner after he comes down from one of his binges...

    May 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    It was a horrible tragedy and its indeed a miracle that they are still finding survivors. I hope more are found.
    Loss of human life or if one is saved is a matter which would strike a humane chord in someone who cares.

    May 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Goig Dorbad

    I bet she feels like a building fell on her. Okay that was bad.

    May 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©


    May 11, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    Banasy, I wouldn't speak about what you know nothing about if I were you.

    May 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Excuse me, Mary?
      You haven't a clue as to what I know; I'll repeat: nonsense.
      With "rubbish" thrown in.

      May 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Portland tony

    No wonder the workers in Bangladesh are so only have to give them a day off every 2 and a half weeks!

    May 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Portland tony

    Seriously, it would be a great mistake for US clothing importers to penalize a very hard working and productive society by moving their clothing manufacturing plants out of the country.. Don't penalize the workers for the crimes of the unscrupulous factory owners!

    May 11, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dochudson

    It's a hoax, she was planted in the rubble.

    May 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Who on earth would perpetuate such a hoax, and to what end?

      May 11, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @banasy,good morning..This picture was taken here after she was taken out ,got medical attention and cleaned up..So to all out there who thinks it a hoax just say to yourselves I'm a republican and I definitly don't know any better!!Again banasy you can comment anytime ,anywhere here this is America!!

      May 12, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Dochudson

      Time will tell whether this is a hoax, she is already on the publicity trail. As to why this would be done? It wouldn't be the first time someone has taken advantage of a situation to get their face in the spotlight. Are you sure she was cleaned up Pete? Why go to all the trouble to do that? No sure what picture or video you were watching but the one I saw was a crowd mass around a woman being pulled out of a pile of rubble. So where did they clean her up and get some fresh clothing on her?

      May 16, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |