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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh building collapse death toll hits 540

    Posted May 04th 2013, 03:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... building housing garment factories, the army said. Major Sazzad Hossain of the army control room, which was set up to coordinate the rescue operation following the disaster last month, said that recovery efforts had gathered pace and the “death toll now stands at 540”. The building housing five garment factories collapsed near the capital Dhaka on April 24, trapping more than 3,000 people. ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Dozens pulled alive from Dhaka factory as toll hits 256

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 02:22pm by AFP

    ... of the building on Wednesday on the outskirts of the capital is the worst industrial accident in the country’s history and is the latest in a spate of tragedies in the “Made in Bangladesh” clothing ... Sheikh Hasina Italian fashion line Benetton denied having a supplier in the building but a local workers’ group provided documents showing apparent orders from the company in August and September ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh accuses 17 over Rana Plaza garment factory collapse that killed 1,130

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 08:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dhaka Bangladesh’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday filed a case with local police accusing 17 people of breaching regulations over the construction of a building ... previously cited as the owner of Rana Plaza- as well as a local mayor, engineers and three owners of garment factories that used the building. They do not include Rana himself, who was arrested after ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Collapsed Bangladesh building not 'designed' for factory-use, says architect

    Posted May 05th 2013, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka The Bangladesh building that collapsed last month killing more than 570 people was designed to be used for a shopping mall and commercial offices ... footage of the garment workers trapped under the pancaked floors, crying desperately for help. He accused building owner, Sohel Rana, now facing charges of death due to negligence and violating ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Scores of factories at Bangladesh textile hub shut amid unrest

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The collapse of the nine-storey Rana Plaza building, which housed five separate garment factories, was the worst industrial disaster in Bangladeshi history and the latest in a long line of deadly ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh army to end search for disaster bodies

    Posted May 13th 2013, 06:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh’s army announced on Monday that it was wrapping up its search for bodies following last month’s collapse of a garment factory complex, saying that it now believed a total of 1,127 people were killed. The army gener ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Clashes, arson attacks amid festivities at Dhaka refugee camp kill nine

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... Hossain said yesterday's clashes were triggered by firecracker explosions marking the Islamic festival of Shab-e-Barat. "Tension has been building in the area for some time. Early ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh building survivors protest as toll passes 700

    Posted May 07th 2013, 02:37pm by AFP

    ... of a nine-storey building passed 700, officials said. Around 3,000 garment workers were on shift at the Rana Plaza complex at the time of the collapse on the morning of April 24, making clothing ... floor. Authorities say 2,437 people were rescued alive from the ruins of the building, which housed a total of five garment factories. Efforts to identify the victims are being hampered ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh building collapse death toll passes 600

    Posted May 05th 2013, 08:34pm by AFP

    ... of a nine-storey building that housed garment factories. Search teams said the death toll would almost certainly climb higher as rubble had only been cleared down to the fifth floor of the pancaked building and a strong stench from lower floors suggested more bodies would be found. The building, which housed five garment factories, collapsed near the capital Dhaka on April 24, trapping more ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh workers vent fury over building collapse as death toll tops 400

    Posted May 01st 2013, 04:42pm by AFP

    ... of the eight-storey building which housed five separate garment factories. Those charged, who include the overall owner of the building as well as engineers who had given the building the all-clear after ...




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