More than two days after a tragic building collapse in Savar, rescue crews continue scour the rubble in the hopes of saving a few more lives. More than 300 people are now confirmed dead in the collapse of the eight-story garment factory with hundreds more injured, and the total could go even higher by the time all the debris is cleared. The tragedy is now the worst disaster in the troubled history of Bangladesh's garment industry.
(UPDATE 11:55 a.m.: Rescue workers have found a pocket on the third floor where as many 50 people are still alive after having been trapped for the last two days. The survivors rescued today also reportedly includes two babies who were born in the rubble.)
Yet early Friday workers were still being found alive inside the wreckage, trapped under concrete blocks or equipment, and often surrounded by decaying bodies. Late on Thursday night, one woman was rescued after her crushed hand was amputated so that she could be pulled free. Some of the rescuers were even injured after new fears—that another nearby building was about to collapse—triggered a brief panic and stampede.
A Bangladeshi garment worker who was pulled alive from the rubble Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)