Bangladesh: Death toll from collapsed building now 366, 22 more recovered alive

28th Apr 2013
Bangladesh: Death toll from collapsed building now 366, 22 more recovered alive

Rescuers are seen carrying a dead body recovered from the debris of the collapsed building at Savar. The death toll has risen to 366 till Sunday afternoon. Star file photo


Dhaka, (Daily Star): The death toll from the Savar building collapse has risen to 366 as rescue workers recovered 22 more bodies from beneath the rubble of the nine-storey building on Sunday.

The bodies were taken to Savar Adharchandra High School.

The rescue workers have rescued four survivors from the third floor of the shattered building in the afternoon.

So far, total 2,440 people trapped inside the collapsed building have been rescued.

Meanwhile, the rescue workers have traced nine people alive in the rubble. They were trying to pull out the survivors alive till filing of this report at 12:55pm.

Frantic efforts are continuing to rescue survivors from inside the collapsed building in Savar.

Heavy equipments have been move to the site as a preparation to remove massive piles of rubble with heavy machinery.

Rana Plaza, the nine-storey building housing half a dozen readymade garment factories on its top floors, caved in on Wednesday after factory owners forced several thousand workers to come to work despite the cracks developed in its pillars the previous day


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