In a tragedy that has had the world’s attention for more than two weeks, a miracle lifted the spirits of a grim nation.
The Associated Press reported that a survivor was found in the wreckage of the collapsed garment factory.
Giving only her first name, the report said the woman named Reshma survived by eating dried food that was in her area and drinking spare amounts of water with her.
“I heard voices of the rescue workers for the past several days. I kept hitting the wreckage with sticks and rods just to attract their attention,” Resma told Somoy TV.
When Reshma was found and freed, after 40 minutes, the crowd erupted there in wild cheers. Her rescuers said she was in shockingly good condition.
Reshma’s mother and her sister, Asma, rushed to the hospital to meet her. Can you imagine their joy? Like an Easter Sunday morning.
The death toll has hit more than 1,000 in the tragedy.
But for one day, the whole world rejoiced with Resma.