Skeletal remains found in debris
Several skeletal remains, including a skull, an identity card and a mobile phone were discovered in the Rana Plaza rubbles in Savar yesterday.
Four street boys between the ages of 10 and 12 came across the stuff while scavenging in the debris of the collapsed building. Police collected those after being informed by locals.
Witnesses presume that the remains belong to two victims of the April 24 collapse, which killed at least 1,134 people and wounded and maimed several hundred.
The boys, Akter, Babu, Ziahd and Sagar, saw the skull first in the rubbles some 10-12 feet high on the north-eastern side of the site where Rana Plaza once stood, said police.
Later, they found 20-25 bones of different body parts within a periphery of 50 feet, and also discovered a pant which they pulled out to find a wallet with the ID card inside.
The ID card shows the name of Obaidul, a sewing assistant at the New Wave Bottoms garment factory, which was housed on the second floor of the nine-storey building.
As the news spread, relatives of the missing victims thronged the site but none of them were from the family of Obaidul.
Shahin Sheikh, sub-inspector of Savar Model Police Station, said, "If the SIM card still works, we'll try to contact the family of the victim through using it. Otherwise, we'll send the remains for DNA examinations to know their identities."
According to the army, which conducted the rescue drive, 159 victims are still unidentified or missing.