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Volunteers learn to make life-or-death difference in disaster

In April 2013, Redowan Ahmed Srabon, a university student, watched in shock as news of the Rana Plaza factory collapse broke on television. Instead of just following the TV updates, he took a bus from central Dhaka to the factory, on the city’s outskirts, where more than 1,100 workers died and 2,500 were injured. [caption id="attachment_18148" align="alignright" width="620"]volunteer Urban volunteers in Dhaka learn to use light equipment during three days of training. Photograph: Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme[/caption] Srabon, 22 at the time...