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Death toll from Bangladesh building collapse crosses 700: Officials

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Bangladesh building collapseOfficials in Bagladesh on Tuesday announced, the death toll from last month’s collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh has passed 700.

Captain Shahid Ahsan Bhuiyan, speaking from an army control room which is coordinating the recovery operation near Dhaka, told AFP that the death toll now stood at 705, with 2,437 people having been rescued alive.

The collapse of the Rana Plaza on 24 April stands as Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster and it sparked outrage among workers in the country as survivors of the country’s worst-ever industrial disaster protested for compensation.

According to the officials the incident took place after the building’s owner illegally added three floors and allowed the garment factories to install generators.

Vibrations from garment machines and from the generators were thought to have contributed to the collapse, the officials added.

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