Savar, April 24 (AFP): She was the “miracle” seamstress, plucked from the rubble 17 days after the Rana Plaza collapsed. One year later, she has married and found a new job.
Reshma Akhter, 19, was a rare bright spot in the Rana Plaza catastrophe on the outskirts of Dhaka on April 24 last year that left 1,138 dead and more than 2,000 injured.
Images of her being plucked from the wreckage graced newspaper front-pages worldwide and turned her into a national heroine.
She married her boyfriend in a simple ceremony in her village in northern Bangladesh in February and has a new job in a hotel run by the Westin international chain, which approached Reshma after her ordeal.
“I enjoy the job. This is completely the opposite of the work of a garment factory. The job is sober and relaxed,” she said, adding that she would never set foot in a clothing factory again.