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article image40 found alive in rubble of collapsed Bangladesh building

By Stephen Morgan     Apr 25, 2013 in World
News stations are reporting that a group of 40 people have been found alive on the 4th floor of the Bangladesh garment factory, which collapsed yesterday.
The Guardian quotes fire service officials as saying 31 of them have been rescued. The paper adds that about 1,000 people have been saved so far and the death toll currently stands at 238.
CBC News describes how “hundreds of rescuers, some crawling through the maze of rubble in search of survivors and corpses, worked through the night and into Thursday amid the cries of the trapped and the wails of workers' relatives gathered outside the building.”
The BBC said that “search teams have been dropping water bottles and food items to other survivors who are still trapped. The report relates how a man, “trapped deeper in the rubble, begged for rescue, telling the reporter: "It's hard to remain alive here. It would have been better to die than enduring such pain to live on."
CBS reported that Brig.-Gen. Shikder, who is in charge of the search, had said rescue teams were standing by with heavy equipment and would "start bulldozing the debris once we get closer to the end of the operation. But now we are careful."
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