Bangladesh: Death toll on Savar building collapse jumps to 1033

10th May 2013
Bangladesh: Death toll on Savar building collapse jumps to 1033

Dhaka, (Daily Star): The death toll from Savar building collapse has reached 1033 on Friday on the 17th day of the disaster.

 

Twenty bodies were recovered between 6:00am and 10:00am, according to army control room in Savar.

 

Rescuers still expect more bodies from the rubble of Rana Plaza at Savar as many have remained missing since the country’s deadliest industrial disaster on April 24.

 

According to the ISPR control room, the number of people rescued alive were 2,437.

 

Rana Plaza, which housed several garment factories, collapsed after owners forced several thousand workers to work there even after cracks had developed on some pillars and floors the day before.

 

It is still unclear how many workers were there on that fateful day.

 

http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/death-toll-jumps-to-1033/

 

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