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   Undertoad  Thursday Jun 10 04:53 PM

6/10/2004: Bangladesh woman trapped in rubble


A firefighter tries to free an elderly woman from the debris of a collapsed apartment building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The six-story, brick-and-cement structure crumbled while most of the 60 residents slept. At least 11 were killed; 25 others were believed to be trapped in the rubble.

Kitsune  Thursday Jun 10 05:00 PM

And that yellow thing someone is handing her on the right? A lawyer's business card.

PhoenixTFB  Thursday Jun 10 06:10 PM

Actually, the guy's hands are turning the crank on that silver metallic thing. Looks like some sort of tool to move or lift up a car jack but for collapsed buildings :P

melidasaur  Thursday Jun 10 07:41 PM

what happened to her clothes?

Torrere  Thursday Jun 10 07:56 PM

Damn! That looks bad.

How long were they under there for? (or does that even matter, really?)

Guess  Thursday Jun 10 09:57 PM

it always seems to me that these fatal disasters happen more often in poor countries like Bangladesh that have enough trouble already

Happy Monkey  Thursday Jun 10 11:47 PM

And some people in rich countries complain about building codes.

jojomonkeygirl  Friday Jun 11 04:41 AM

Damn...and skinned her elbow too. That's gonna leave a mark.

GruntDoc  Friday Jun 11 05:12 AM

The thing with the yellow tag is a hydraulic rescue tool. I have no idea the brand, but if you look up Hurst Rescue tools you'll see what they look like, and probably what they'll do.

It's got to be terrifying to have your building just collapse around you. Wow.

Hurst Tool

BryanD  Friday Jun 11 10:09 AM

Originally posted by melidasaur
what happened to her clothes?
It's Bangladesh... Checking the weather, it looks like the low temperature around now is 80-85 degrees F (28-30C)... I doubt she has air conditioning- so I bet she was sleeping with minimal clothing.

MachineyBear  Friday Jun 11 01:17 PM

Yeah, I saw that play. I thought she deserved a red card.

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