Friday, May 10, 2013

Rescued 17 days after: an extraordinary story of survival in Bangladesh

                                                                                         (c) afp
In a week that I saw the worst of man's inhumanity to man in a viral video from Mexico where a man heartlessly cut of the head of his wife boastfully in front of friends who shamefully caught it on camera with their phones, another news from Bangladesh this morning has left me remarkable amazed at the power of the human spirit to triumph against all odds:
"A seamstress buried in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building for 17 days was rescued Friday, a miraculous moment set against a scene of unimaginable horror, where the death toll shot past 1,000," reports Huffington Post.
The woman survived for more than two weeks in temperatures that touched the mid 90s (mid 30s Celsius)
It's an extraordinary story of survival at a time of great anguish for Bangladesh.
"When Reshma was freed after 40 minutes, the crowd erupted in wild cheers. She was rushed to a military hospital in an ambulance, but her rescuers said she was in shockingly good condition, despite her ordeal.
The woman survived for more than two weeks in temperatures that touched the mid 90s (mid 30s Celsius)," the report notes.

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