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From factory’s rubble, cries for help

Tragedy revives safety questions in Bangladesh

SAVAR, Bangladesh — ‘‘Save us, brother. I beg you, brother,’’ Mohammad Altab moaned to the rescuers who could not help him. He was pinned between slabs of concrete in the ruins of the garment factory building where he worked.

‘‘I want to live,’’ he pleaded, his eyes glistening with tears as he spoke of his two young children. ‘‘It’s so painful here.’’

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