Bangladesh Building Collapse


Pravda Report


Published on Apr 25, 2013

Rescue workers and people look for survivors after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Dozens were killed and many more are feared trapped in the rubble. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

The rescue was greeted with loud cheers by thousands of people massed at the scene of the country's worst industrial accident, near the capital Dhaka. More than 230 people are so far known to have died in Wednesday's disaster.

"We've found 40 people alive in a room," an army spokesman announced at the scene of the country's worst industrial accident, near Dhaka.

"They are being rescued."

More than 3100 machinists worked in four factories on the top floors of Dhaka's Rana Plaza, making cheap clothes for Primark and other western brands, but only around 1400 have so far been accounted for and police are trying to establish how many of them were actually working inside when the building collapsed early on Wednesday.

Deputy Dhaka district police chief A.B.M Masud Hossain told the Telegraph he believed many more people were trapped or dead under the rubble of the eight storey industrial building, but said an anti-government strike in the Bangladesh capital may mean many employees were not present when it collapsed.

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