Bangladesh: 20 more bodies retrieved, 766 dead in Savar building collapse

8th May 2013

Dhaka, (Daily Star): The death toll from Savar building collapse has reached 766 on Wednesday as 20 more bodies were retrieved from the site on the 15th day of the disaster.

A total of 588 bodies were handed over to the victims’ families till 11:45am Wednesday, according to the Police Control Room set up to monitor the rescue operation.

Rescuers still expect more bodies from the rubble of RanaPlaza 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.


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