Bangladeshi officials gave the first account today of how a "miracle" survivor pulled from a collapsed building managed to emerge alive 17 days after the disaster and hailed her indomitable spirit.
Bangladeshi doctors treating a "miracle" survivor pulled from ruins of a collapsed building after 17 days said Saturday she was doing "great" and had been reunited with her family.
Even amid the euphoria over finding a woman alive in the rubble of a garment factory that collapsed more than two weeks ago, rescuers today returned to the grim task of dismantling the wreckage and retrieving decomposing bodies.
Rescue workers in Bangladesh said today they found a female survivor buried amid the wreckage of a garment factory building that collapsed 17 days ago and killed more than 1,000.
The death toll from a garment factory building that collapsed more than two weeks ago outside the Bangladeshi capital soared past 1,000 on Friday, while the list of the dead from a fresh fire at a sweater manufacturer showed the entanglement of the industry and top Bangladeshi officials.
A Bangladesh tribunal convicted a top Islamic party politician today of atrocities stemming from the nation's 1971 independence war and sentenced him to death.
The death toll in Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster today rose to 931 as rescuers overnight pulled out 97 more decomposed bodies from sandwiched floors of the ill-fated eight-storey building that collapsed last month.
A major fire at a garment factory in the Bangladeshi capital killed its managing director, a top police official and six others, officials said on Thursday.
Thousands of security officers patrolled the streets of Bangladesh's capital today trying to prevent violence during a general strike called by 18 Opposition parties.
Bangladeshi police say the death toll from the collapse of a building housing five garment factories has passed 800 and is continuing to climb.
The death toll in Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster rose sharply to 715 as rescuers pulled out 36 more decomposed bodies today from the debris of the ill-fated eight-storey building that collapsed in May.
Bangladesh today halted broadcast of two right-wing television channels for allegedly provoking violence and spreading "hatred", hours after unrest gripped the capital following a radical group's demand for a tougher blasphemy law.
The death toll from the collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh passed 750 today after a dozen more bodies were found in the rubble overnight, a fortnight after the disaster.
At least 28 people have died in street battles between Bangladeshi police and tens of thousands of Islamists, officials said Monday, deepening the divide between the secular government and religious hardliners.
The horrific tragedy in Bangladesh is forcing global garment manufacturers to pay attention to how goods are manufactured for their label. It must also compel other manufacturers to do the same. Bharati Chaturvedi reports.