SAVAR, Bangladesh — “Save us, brother. I beg you, brother,” Mohammad Altab moaned to the rescuers who could not help him. He had been trapped for more than 24 hours, 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.”
Altab should not have been in the building when it collapsed Wednesday, killing at least 238 people.
No one should have.