Bangladesh: Three bodies recovered, scores feared dead in building collapse

24th Apr 2013

DHAKA,  (Xinhua): At least three people were killed and scores feared dead after an eight-storied building at Savar on the outskirts of capital Dhaka collapsed on Wednesday morning.

 

“Three bodies have so far been recovered,” Niilufar Yasmin, a fire service official on the spot, told Xinhua.

 

She said the building in which there is a ready made garment factory, a bank’s branch and hundreds of shops, collapsed at about 9:00 a.m. local time.

 

Army personnel were called in to boost the rescue operation.

 

Local residents also clawed through piles of rubble in the hunt for survivors, alongside earthmovers and excavators.

 

Editor: Wang Yuanyuan

 

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-04/24/c_132336159.htm

 

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