May 16, 2013 – Chittagong, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi police urge people to move to safer areas ahead of the arrival of tropical cyclone Mahasen in Chittagong, Bangladesh. People living in coastal areas in Bangladesh and Myanmar are being evacuated as cyclone Mahasen is expected to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday, according to news reports. (Credit Image: © Monirul Alam/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Pakhi Begum 25, lost both of her legs in the Rana Plaza building collapse. Pakhi works as a machine operator on the fifth floor of the nine-storey building when it collapsed in April 24, 2013. Her legs trapping under the concrete bar, her husband Jahangir Alam 30, and her two daughters said, we are very happy to see her alive, when lots of people were either missing or dead. Several injured victims like Pakhi they are admitted in Savar and Dhaka different hospital for the treatment here is some critical patient who are admitted at Enam Medical College and Hospital in Savar.
Reports state that the death toll rose over 540 ( update 4 May, 2013) and many more still missing, according to a senior military official leading rescue operations at the spot. 52 bodies were recovered on 03 May 2013 after the eight-storey building Rana Plaza housed mostly garment factories which collapsed on 24 April 2013.
Bangladesh’s garment industry has grown rapidly during the last decade. The Ready Made Garment, RMG, sector contributes 76% of the total export earning of Bangladesh. Recently an eight-story block housing factories and a shopping center on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka collapsed on April 24 morning killing at least 430 more ( update, 2 May 2013) people. Rescuers fear the death toll may rise significantly. Local citizen, fire fighters, army personnel,police, volunteers joined to rescue them. A number of workers garment factories in Savar alleged that they were forced to work in the morning. Most of the victims who have been rescued from under the debris in the afternoon are dead. The injured and dead victims were rushed at Enam Medical College and Hospital in Savar to hand over victims’ relatives for burial.
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April 24, 2013 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – A garment worker lies trapped in the rubble. At least 124 people have been killed and many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed in the Savar area on the outskirts of the capital, government officials say. (Credit Image: © Monirul Alam/ZUMAPRESS.com)
April 24, 2013 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – The daughter of a woman killed in the collapse mourns over her body. At least 124 people have been killed and many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed in the Savar area on the outskirts of the capital, government officials say. (Credit Image: © Monirul Alam/ZUMAPRESS.com)
April 6, 2013 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – Islamic activists march to Dhaka’s business hub Motijheel turning it into a human sea as thousands of people poured into the area to join the mass rally of radical Islamist organization Hefajat-e Islam to press home its 13-point demands including capital punishment of atheist bloggers for ‘defaming’ Islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). (Credit Image: © Monirul Alam/ZUMAPRESS.com)
March 28, 2013 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – Police point a gun at a home owner during a search for protesters who took part in a nationwide strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The BNP and its allies enforced a 36 hour general strike across the country mainly to demand the release of more than 150 of their leaders and activists detained earlier this month. (Credit Image: © Monirul Alam/ZUMAPRESS.com)
March 11, 2013 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – BNP acting secretary MIRZA FAKHRUL ISLAM ALAMGIR (C) is detained after members and supporters of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) clashed with police Monday. Hundreds of stone-throwing anti-government protesters were denouncing the trials of several opposition politicians accused of crimes stemming from the country’s 1971 independence war. © Monirul Alam