Amazing Rescue and Will to Live

Women is pulled from rubble in Bangladesh after clinging to life for 17 days.
2:10 | 05/09/13

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Now to the rescue watched the world over take a look at young woman pulled alive from the rubble after seventeen days. In the darkness alone in -- collapsed factory in Bangladesh. Her will to live is sending a message around the world and ABC's Linda Davis has the astonishing story. Wearing the pink scarf she'd worn to work more than two weeks ago onlookers -- -- into cheers as a woman who said she never dreamed she would see daylight again. Emerged. The plan was to flatten the site tomorrow. That's when after 391. Hours a tiny points declared. I'm alive. It appears -- -- -- as seamstress and mother found herself surrounded by wreckage in the buildings collapsed basement she had to cut her hair free from the rubble. -- scavenged through backpacks finding dried food and water auction. He insisted there was this a managed to find a bottled water she says he but I had little 95. Degree heat and absolute darkness a broken pipe provides -- she bangs it hoping someone will hear new Ryan did. You can guarantee I would shout for help she says but no one heard -- With no food left -- drops of water a bulldozer happens to push aside the rubble above her. Of -- and we're finally hearing profane voice. We've seen these miracles before the longest 27 days still alive after an earthquake. This -- rescued after eight days in the rubble of Haiti by the New York City task force one. They showed me how they cut and drilled. Use these microphones that can detect. A heartbeat through big cement. Can you imagine someone surviving for seventeen days in a space like an I think it's pretty miraculous. Or dedicated to children -- -- or -- -- for eight days and we thought that was it was a miracle in itself. -- -- is said to be in remarkably good condition. The rescuers say more than oxygen and water it was an extraordinary will to live that kept her alive. Lindsey Davis ABC news New York.

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