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Dhaka, Bangladesh - April 25, 2013
1. Wide high shot of relatives and friends waiting near the debris of the collapsed building
2. Wide pan showing two dead bodies and one person alive, trapped between two collapsed wall slabs
3. SOUNDBITE: (Bangla) Mohammad Altab, garment worker trapped under the wreckage:
"Save us brother, I beg you brother, I want to live. It's so painful here, painful here. I have two little children."
4. Mid of sewing machine smashed between two collapsed slabs
5. SOUNDBITE: (Bangla) Unknown worker trapped in the wreckage: ++PLEASE NOTE HE IS NOT IN VISION++
"We want to live brother. It is hard to remain alive here. It would have been better to die than enduring such pain to live on. We want to live, please save us."
6. Mid of clothes and documents of a garment factory
7. Various close ups of document
8. Mid of angry crowd, protesting against slow rescue work
9. Mid of security personnel using batons to disperse crowd
10. Mid of rescuers taking dead body out of ambulance
11. Mid of woman mourning over the dead body of her husband
12. Wide of relatives carrying dead bodies on a rickshaw
IN THE RUBBLE OF THIS GARMENT FACTORY IN BANGLADESH ...
CRIES FOR A RESCUE ...
AND THIS WORKER ... TRAPPED.
HE SAYS "Save us brother, I beg you brother, I want to live. It's so painful here, painful here. I have two little children."
IT WAS AN EIGHT-STORY BUILDING THAT COLLAPSED NEAR THE CAPITAL OF DHAKA ... FACTORIES ON TOP OF FACTORIES ... THE DEATH TOLL NOW SOME 230 PEOPLE.
OUTSIDE THE MAZE OF RUBBLE ... PROTESTS ON THE SLOW PACE OF RESCUES. THE GOVERNMENT SAYS SOME 2,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PULLED FROM THE WRECKAGE ... EVEN TODAY, 40 SURVIVORS FOUND TRAPPED, 12 RESCUED. IN ALL ... MORE THAN 3,000 PEOPLE WORKED HERE. POLICE ORDERING EVACUATIONS A DAY BEFORE BECAUSE OF DEEP CRACKS VISIBLE IN THE WALLS.
FOR SOME FAMILY MEMBERS ... NOW A GRIM DUTY, IDENTIFYING REMAINS OF LOVED ONES WHO DIED.
BANGLADESH HAS ABOUT 4,000 GARMENT FACTORIES ... AND IS A LEADING EXPORTER OF CLOTHES TO WESTERN RETAILERS. SOME OF THE COMPANIES IN THE BUILDING SAY AMONG THEIR CUSTOMERS ... WAL-MART.
LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS