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Rescue workers had given up hope of finding anyone else alive in the rubble of the Rana Plaza, except Reshma Begum.
The moment of rescue was tense, emergency crews drilled, crowds cheered, others prayed. The nightmare had begun 17 days ago for the young seamstress as she went to work on the second floor of the factory building on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka, in Bangladesh.
Little did she know that in days to come she would be scavenging for biscuits in the rucksacks of dead colleagues.
From her hospital bed Reshma Begum told reporters: “I did not have anything to eat, I only had two bottles of water with me. I got a stick to show them I am alive here but no one could hear me.”
It was 408 hours later that rescue worker Mohammad Rubel Rana did hear the cries of Reshma. He described the moment he found her:
“When I was cutting iron rods, suddenly I found a silver coloured stick just moving from a hole, and I looked through and I saw someone calling ‘please save me”.
The official death toll now stands at one thousand and fifty people. Nine people have been arrested in connection with the collapse of the building including the owner.
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Categories: Crime/Police State, Editor’s ChoiceFollowing the solicitations of over 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition last year, “Big Sis” has put out a new request for ammunition. This time they are looking for frangible ammunition. This type of ammunition is designed to “disintegrate into tiny particles upon impact to minimize their penetration for reasons of range safety, to limit environmental impact, or to limit the danger behind the intended target.”(Read more…) …
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Three recreational abalone divers died in separate incidents over the weekend in Northern California, where powerful rip currents were reported.A low tide drew the divers to the beaches looking for the mollusks that are prized delicacies by seafood lovers, the Press Democrat reported on Sunday. The body of a 66-year-old retired Pacifica firefighter was found on Saturday afternoon off Shell Beach in Sonoma County.Cedric Collett, a strong swimmer in good physical shape, had been diving with a friend but didn’t resurface, the newspaper said. His body was found still in his weight belt, which is used to help a diver stay submerged while prying abalone loose from rocks. On Sunday morning, several divers helped pull 36-year-old Kenneth Liu of San Francisco to shore after he got caught in a rip tide off nearby Salt Point State Park, but he couldn’t be revived, the newspaper said. Several hours later, an unidentified diver was found dead north of Fort Bragg. A Sonoma County sheriff’s sergeant said the man was found about 15 feet below the water and might have been snagged in rocks. The surf was pounding on rescue crews who responded to all three distress calls, Sonoma County sheriff’s Deputy Henri Boustany said. Deaths from abalone diving are common during the recreational harvesting season. However, three in a single weekend was a shock, even to authorities. “It’s the busiest we’ve been in that short amount of time with that many horrible outcomes,” said Paul Bradley, a veteran helicopter pilot for the sheriff’s department. Abalone season for recreational divers opened April 1 and runs through the end of June. Since the early 1990s, dozens of people have died in their quest to collect the prized sea snails. One diver was decapitated by a shark in Mendocino County in 2004. Tim Murphy, a state parks lifeguard, said abalone divers should spend time studying the water before deciding to dive. Rip currents and fast-changing sea conditions make for a dangerous environment. Murphy said it is also important to have a dive buddy and to stay close together and have a game plan if trouble arises. ___ Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Continue Reading… …