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Reference : V-P-BD-E-00030
Date : 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 : 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 with the victims of Savar tragedy
21-05-2013 Photo gallery
On 24 April 2013, an eight-storey building collapsed in Savar, an industrial suburb located on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka. More than 3,000 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 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 various hospitals. While 1,127 bodies were recovered from the wreckage, 2,438 people were rescued alive.

The ICRC delegation in Dhaka supported the Red Crescent with 1160 body bags, 20 helmets and pairs of gloves as well as mobile phones to help survivors to give news to their families. .
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4224x2816
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour