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

Dozens pulled alive from Dhaka factory as toll hits 256

A survivor is lifted out of the rubble by rescuers at the site where a garment factory that collapsed in Savar. Photo: AP

Dozens of workers were found alive on Thursday as they huddled in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory bloc in Bangladesh, a rare success for rescuers who have pulled out 256 bodies. In an announcement greeted by wild applause from thousands of relatives at the scene, an army spokesman initially announced that 40 survivors had been discovered together in a room, but the figure was later revised to 24.

26 Apr 2013 - 4:29am 1 comment