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Miracle rescue as woman is pulled alive from Bangladesh rubble after 16 days

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Rescuers pull out a female survivor, Reshma, alive 16 days after the Rana Plaza building collapsed, in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on May 10, 2013. The death toll from last month's collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh rose past 1,000 as piles of bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell where victims had sought shelter.

A survivor was pulled alive from the ruins of an eight-story factory in Bangladesh on Friday, 16 days after it collapsed, killing more than 1,000 people.

The woman was found trapped in the remains of the building and given water and food as rescuers tried to reach her. Rescuers stopped using heavy machinery on the site during the delicate operation, according to Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper.

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Workers rescue a woman from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, on May 10, 2013.

A woman has been rescued from the deadly building collapse in Bangladesh after more than 16 days. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.