SAVAR, Bangladesh — Rafiqul Islam can’t recall how many people he pulled from the rubble of Rana Plaza, the eight-story factory complex that collapsed in April, killing more than 1,100 people. But he knows how many he cut out with a hacksaw blade — eight. He did so in spaces so cramped that at one point he became trapped himself.
Islam has suffered memory lapses and had a series of violent outbursts, and wound up losing his job. Nearly five months after the deadliest incident in garment manufacturing history, the suffering is far from over for the victims, their relatives, and the rescue workers. Many families still have received only part of their promised financial compensation. And others lack crucial care for invisible injuries. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.