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Rana Plaza

Bangladesh toll passes 1,000 as stacks of bodies found

A woman cries as she waits for news of her relative, a garment worker who is still missing, after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka. Photo: Reuters

The death toll from last month’s collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh rose past 1,000 on Friday as piles of bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell where victims had sought shelter.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 2:48pm

Bangladesh factory death toll passes 800

A woman cries holding the photo of her missing daughter on the thirteenth day of the Rana Plaza building collapse, in Savar, Dhaka, on Wednesday. Photo: EPA

The death toll from Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster passed 800 on Wednesday as rescuers pulled dozens more bodies from the rubble of a nine-storey building that collapsed outside Dhaka last month.

8 May 2013 - 8:00pm

Bangladesh building survivors protest as toll passes 700

Relatives of missing garment workers wait for news of loved ones. Photo: AP

Hundreds of survivors of Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster blocked a main highway to demand wages Tuesday as the death toll from the collapse of a nine-storey building passed 700, officials said.

7 May 2013 - 3:56pm

Bangladesh building collapse death toll passes 600

A woman covers her nose to block out the smell of bodies as she leaves the morgue in Savar. Photo: AP

The death toll from Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster surpassed 600 on Sunday after scores of bodies were pulled from the wreckage of a nine-storey building that housed garment factories.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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

Garment workers shout slogans as they block a street during a protest to demand capital punishment for those responsible for the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka on Tuesday Photo: Reuters

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis joined May Day protests on Wednesday to demand the execution of textile bosses over the collapse of a factory complex, as rescuers warned the final toll could be more than 500.

2 May 2013 - 10:00am

Bangladesh defends disaster effort as anger grows

Relatives shout slogans during protest to demand capital punishment for those responsible for collapse of Rana Plaza building in Savar. Photo Reuters

Bangladesh on Tuesday defended its decision to snub foreign aid after the collapse of a factory complex as anger flared at the recovery operation and towards the building’s owner when he appeared in court.

2 May 2013 - 10:01am

Fire kills ‘last survivor’ of Bangladesh building collapse

Rescue workers help put out a fire which broke out in a garment factory building in Savar, near Dhaka, on Sunday. Photo: AP

A blaze broke out in the wreckage of a Bangladesh factory block on Sunday, killing a woman whose 110-hour battle for survival had touched the nation following its worst industrial disaster, the country’s fire chief said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am