Woman pulled alive from Dhaka rubble - Photo courtesy Shariful Islam
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Dhaka building collapse: Woman pulled alive from rubble

A woman has been pulled alive from the ruins of a building that collapsed in a suburb of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, 17 days ago.

The head of the fire service earlier said the woman, named Reshma, had been found in the remains of the second floor of the eight-storey Rana Plaza.

She had no serious injuries and had been talking with rescuers, he added.

The dramatic news came after the army said more than 1,000 people were now known to have died in the disaster.

The BBC's Akbar Hossain reports from the scene.

  • 10 May 2013
  • From the section Asia