Now, Bangladesh army calls factory girl who survived 17 days trapped beneath debris a hoax

Islamabad, July 3 (ANI): The Bangladesh army has reportedly called the media reports of 'miraculous rescue' of seamstress Reshma Begum from the Rana Plaza Building collapse as 'hoax' and 'fictitious'.

The media reports had claimed that Begum had been trapped under the rubble for 17 days before being rescued by the army, whereas the military which oversaw the rescue and recovery operation slamming the reports has said that reports are 'misleading, imprudent and fictitious', Daily Times reports.

Begum's male colleague said that she had escaped with him on foot the day the building collapsed and they together spent two days at the hospital after which she vanished and he later saw media reports claiming her survival as a 'miracle' which he were fake.

According to the report, Begum who spent nearly a month in hospital had told media that she survived on rainwater and biscuits while the army has said that she was rescued in the presence of numerous television crews and other media.

The Bangladesh military slammed the reports and said that it is a vile attempt to raise questions on the dedication, honesty and humanity of the rescue workers adding that publication of such false reports may risk Begum's mental health as she is still traumatized with the disaster which killed 1,129 factory workers.

Meanwhile, Begum's brother Zahidul Islam denied if the reports were hoax and said that after searching for 17 days after the building collapse they found her at the miraculous rescue.

Enam hospital spokesman Zahidur Rahman said that among the 800 who were admitted, there was no patient called Reshma Begum as claimed by her male colleague.

Begum who became national heroine has since been hired by the luxury Westin Hotel in Dhaka as a 'public area' ambassador, the report added. (ANI)