Bangladeshi rescuers find survivor after collapsed building

Rescuers pulled out a young man alive from the rubble of a building that collapsed five days ago, killing at least 21 people, an official said Thursday.

Rescuers sifting through slabs of concrete and twisted rods overnight Wednesday heard shouts for help and pulled out construction worker Nikhil Sujon from the ground floor of the five-story building, said Lt. Col. Mehedi Hasan, an army officer supervising the rescue.

"We heard faint sounds and shut off all equipment for silence. We finally located him and carefully cut through the concrete with cutters to get him out," Hasan said. "It's more than a miracle."

Sujon, 22, who had a crushed left arm and was weak from his ordeal, was taken to a military hospital for treatment.

Sujon told rescuers that he was working with several others when the building fell. His left arm was trapped under rods, and he kept losing consciousness. When rescuers finally reached the ground floor Thursday, he saw a light and called for help, reports the AP.

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