Savar building collapse deaths reach 120

120 people have died and more than 600 others being injured in an eight-storey building collapse in Savar in the worst such disaster in Bangladesh’s history.

Rescuers say the death counts in the disaster may well rise further as scores are believed to have been trapped under the debris.

It is not clear how many people were inside the building when it grounded, but estimates suggest around 5,000 people, mostly women, were working in the four garment factories at the time. Continue reading “Savar building collapse deaths reach 120”

Garments factory fire death toll soars to 121 in savar, Bangladesh

Garments factory fire The death toll from a fire at a Bangladeshi factory soared to at least 121 as rescue workers recovered 112 bodies Sunday, the national fire chief told AFP.

“We’ve found 112 dead bodies this morning,” fire brigade director general Brigadier General Abu Nayeem Mohammad Shahidullah told AFP.

“We resumed our search this morning and found the bodies lying on different floors of the factory building,” he said.
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