Bangladesh Grieves Victims of Building Disaster
Published on May 2, 2013
Savar, Bangladesh (CNN) -- After so much horror and heartache, the woman's death was more than the rescue workers could take.
They had toiled stoically for days in the heat and dust of the collapsed building's wreckage, recovering 2,400 survivors but also hundreds of dead bodies from the deadliest industrial accident in Bangladesh's history.
The minimal gear they used -- a hard hat, a face mask and a can of air freshener to dilute the pervasive stench of decaying bodies -- indicated the grimness of their task.
But when the body of Shahina, as she was known to rescuers, was carried out of the rubble on Monday, many of them burst into tears.
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