Tarpaulin scarcity may hamper rescue mission

Rescue workers at the site of the country’s worst ever industrial disaster at Savar continued their mission despite heavy shower on Saturday putting up some hardship for them in the absence of adequate tarpaulin and relevant materials.

Staff Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 27 April 2013, 08:08 AM
Updated : 27 April 2013, 02:46 PM

Despite heavy rain that lasted for around 15 minutes, the rescuers though continued their job as usual in the noon, but they feared they might need more tarpaulin to carry on with their mission if it further rains.

”Rain can’t stop our work,” Fire Service Director Major Mohammad Mahbub, one of the rescuers, told bdnews24.com.

He also urged everyone to bring tarpaulin and thick polythene sheets to the site as their stocks running thin.

Meanwhile, relatives of the deceased claimed they faced lot of trouble while receiving bodies at the Adhar Chandra High School ground as there was no sufficient tarpaulin to shield the bodes from the rain.

The Weather Department predicted rain and thundershowers accompanied by gusty or squally wind at several places in Dhaka in the next 24 hours.

Since the collapse of the nine-storey Rana Plaza on Wednesday morning, a total of 346 bodies have been recovered from the debris. Many were rescued alive on Saturday, 72 hours after the tragedy.

So far 2500 people are rescued from the wreckage.

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