Bangladesh: Death toll soars to 501 in Savar Bbilding collapse

3rd May 2013

The Rana Plaza came crashing down nine days ago and people have been looking for their dear ones. Amongst them, holding missing persons leaflets, a woman cries out loud on Thursday. Photo: STAR

The Rana Plaza came crashing down nine days ago and people have been looking for their dear ones. Amongst them, holding missing persons leaflets, a woman cries out loud on Thursday. Photo: STAR

 

Dhaka, (Daily Star): Death toll from nine-storey Rana Plaza reaches to 501 on Friday noon as rescuers pulled 55 more bodies out of the concrete rubble 10th day into the collapse.

According to the ISPR control room, the number of people rescued alive remained unchanged at 2,437.

On Thursday, ISPR Director Shahinul Islam said they were yet to ascertain the number of those missing because they were still waiting for a list of workers present on the day from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association.

On April 24, Rana Plaza housing five garment factories, a branch of Brac Bank and a shopping complex collapsed trapping an unknown number of people inside it.

On April 28, Rapid Action Battalion arrested Rana at Benapole in Jessore in connection with the two cases filed against him following the building collapse.

On April 29, the Senior Judicial Magistrate Court in Dhaka ordered interrogation of Rana under a 15-day police remand.

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