40 survivors found in collapsed Bangladesh compound

Updated 29 April 2013
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40 survivors found in collapsed Bangladesh compound

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.


Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths

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Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths

KINSHASA, Congo: Congo’s health ministry says there are now 35 confirmed cases of Ebola in the country’s northwest, including 10 deaths confirmed from the often lethal virus.
The ministry says there are also 13 probable cases and six suspected ones.
A vaccination campaign continues in Mbandaka, the city of 1.2 million on the Congo River where four Ebola cases have been confirmed.
The other confirmed cases are in the rural areas of Bikoro and Iboko. Of the confirmed Ebola deaths, five have occurred in Bikoro, two in Iboko and three in the Wangata area of Mbandaka.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a meeting in Geneva on Saturday that “I am personally committed to ensuring that we do everything we can to stop this outbreak as soon as possible.”