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Reference : V-P-BD-E-00025
Date : 28/04/2013
Country/Region : BANGLADESH
Caption : Savar, industrial suburb on the outskirts of Dhaka. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the ICRC responded immediately to the collapse of an eight-storey building that housed factories and shops in which more than 3,000 people were working.
Photographer : SHADMAN, Onchita
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Red Crescent first aid team attends a soldier. Since the onset of the disaster, the Red Crescent makeshift camp in Savar provided first aid not only to the injured survivors, but also to other first responders.

Throughout the operation, 205 trained volunteers of the Bangladesh Red Crescent worked round the clock in two shifts. Some of them were involved in the search for people trapped in the collapsed building, while others provided first aid to the wounded and sought to reunite family members who had become separated from each other.

Bangladesh Red Crescent reaches out to victims of Savar Tragedy
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On 24 April, an eight-storey building collapsed in Savar, an industrial suburb located on
the outskirts of Dhaka. More than 3000 people were working in factories and shops housed inside
the building when it caved in.

Volunteers and staff from the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) rushed to the spot on the
same morning and established a mobile first aid camp to assist the wounded. The Red Crescent
volunteers worked alongside other first responders in the search & rescue operation, and helped
with the management of dead bodies. Red Crescent ambulances transported the injured survivors to
different hospitals. While 1127 dead bodies had been recovered from the wreckage, 2438 people
have been rescued alive.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Dhaka supported the Savar operation with dead
body bags, rescue equipment and technical aid for tracing services.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3456x2304
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour