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Survivor rescued from rubble of Dhaka building after 17 days: reports

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A survivor was pulled out from under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday afternoon, the 17th day since the collapse that left over 1,000 dead, Bangladeshi media reports said.

Internet newspaper bdnews.24.com reported that a woman identified by the Bangladesh Army only as Reshma was found after rescuers heard a feeble voice under the debris.

She was given food, water and oxygen before being pulled out safely and rushed to a military hospital, the report said.

Rescuers had earlier lost hope of finding anyone else alive in the wake of the country's worst-ever building collapse.

As of Friday, the April 24 collapse of the nine-storey commercial block has killed at least 1,033 people, mostly garment workers, and injured 2,400 others, according to the official toll.

==Kyodo

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130510/survivor-rescued-rubble-dhaka-building-after-17-days-r