Reshma Begum, a young Bengaliwoman who spent 17 days trapped under rubble from the Bangladesh building collapse says she will never work in a factory again.
She was trapped under rubble after the Bangladesh building collapse that killed over a thousand people. This is the first time she has spoken publicly since her dramatic rescue last Friday.
"During all those days I only had four pieces of biscuit and a little water. I could not get anything else there. There were some people on the next floor -- they all died, they were all shouting but I could not find them. They all were shouting, 'sister, save us'. I tried but could not trace them. It was all God's will. I was not afraid. I don't know where I got so much mental strength, “she recounts her ordeal to the press.
She also credits God with helping her eventually escape.
More than 1,100 people were killed in the building collapse which focused global attention on safety standards in Bangladesh's booming garment industry. The death toll from the disaster makes it the world's most deadly industrial accident since the 1984 Bhopal disaster in India.