Victims are rescued from a collapsed garment factory using textile

Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Creative rescue tactics

A garment worker slides down a length of textile on April 24 after being rescued from the rubble of an 8-story factory that collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

More than 2 days following the collapse, at least 2,200 survivors have been recovered, and desperate rescue crews are working around the clock in search of victims pinned beneath the debris. With time running out and hundreds still unaccounted for, officials are expecting an increase in the death toll, which exceeded 300 on Friday.

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