DHAKA: Forty people have been found alive in a room inside a collapsed garment factory compound in Bangladesh, the army said on Thursday in an announcement greeted by loud cheers from waiting relatives.
“We’ve found 40 people alive in a room,” an army spokesman announced at the scene of the country’s worst industrial accident, near Dhaka.
“They are being rescued,” he added to wild applause from the crowds.
More than 230 people are so far known to have died in Wednesday’s disaster but many more are still trapped under the rubble at the Rana Plaza, in the town of Savar.
Thousands of relatives of people still missing have gathered at the site to watch the rescue effort.