Seamstress survives being trapped in wreckage for 17 days


SAVAR, Bangladesh- Reshma Begum, 19, was a seamstress at the eight-floor garment factory that collapsed in Bangladesh. Trying to save herself, she ran into the stairwell leading down into the basement when she was trapped due to the wreckage. For days, she banged on the debris with sticks and rods in hopes of being found. She had some dried food and water she rationed for the first two weeks, but the last two days, she survived on nothing but water. Finally, after 17 days, she was rescued and reunited with her family. She is a hero for maintaining hope of rescue.


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