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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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Over 50 rail cars of a 71-car-long cargo train derailed at the Belaya Kalitva station in Russia’s Rostov region at around 2 am local time.At least seven cars have caught fire as a result of the accident, and heavy smoke is reported at the scene. The fire had been localized at around 6 am local time.“As a result of the accident, one of the cars with diesel fuel tank started the fire, engulfing an area of 1.5 thousand square meters,” Interfax quoted the local Emergencies Ministry representative.At least 23 people were admitted to the hospital with injuries and burns. Ten of them including the locomotive driver have been hospitalized, one in critical condition.The official representative of the North Caucasian railway Evgeny Boevets told Interfax that during the derailment one of the cars released propane gas, enabling the flames spread to the locomotive.”According to preliminary information, there was no explosion, instead, the tank caught fire,” said the source.At least 2,700 people have been evacuated from the area around the crash site and moved to temporary shelter in the local community center.Over 190 emergency workers and 48 pieces of equipment were at the scene battling the fire. …