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Protesters demand justice for victims of building collapse in Bangladesh

A man argues with a member of the police April 29 as he holds a picture of a missing garment worker during a protest demanding capital punishment for those responsible for the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A man argues with a member of the police April 29 as he holds a picture of a missing garment worker during a protest demanding capital punishment for those responsible for the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh.Reuters
Garment workers try to break the gate of a factory April 29 during a protest to demand capital punishment for those responsible for the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Garment workers try to break the gate of a factory April 29 during a protest to demand capital punishment for those responsible for the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh.Andrew Biraj / Reuters

By Chris Blake and Farid Hossain, The Associated Press

SAVAR, Bangladesh -- Rescue workers in Bangladesh gave up hopes of finding any more survivors in the remains of a building that collapsed five days ago, and began using heavy machinery on Monday to dislodge the rubble and look for bodies.

At least 380 people were killed when the illegally constructed, eight-story Rana Plaza collapsed in a heap on Wednesday morning along with thousands of workers in the five garment factories in the building. About 2,500 survivors have been accounted for. The building owner, Mohammed Sohel Rana, was arrested Sunday in the western border town of Benapole while he was trying to flee to India. Read full story

A body is carried out from the collapsed garment factory building April 28 in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A body is carried out from the collapsed garment factory building April 28 in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.Wong Maye-e / AP

 

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