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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:20 AM

 

The death toll in Bangladesh is now 341. Arrests made. Hundreds missing

- Bangladeshi authorities arrested eight people, including two factory owners, after a building collapsed near the capital this week, killing 334 people and trapping others under concrete rubble.

Several relatives of the owners and two engineers were also arrested, the state-run news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reported.

Amid the arrests, the death toll mounted as families of the missing hoped for a miracle.

Rescuers pulled a woman who had given birth in the mangled mess of the crumbled eight-story building, state-run news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reported.

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http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/27/world/asia/bangladesh-building-collapse/index.html

Two factory bosses and two engineers were arrested in Bangladesh on Saturday, three days after the collapse of a building where low-cost garments were made for Western brands, as the death toll rose to 341 but many were still being found alive.

As many as 900 people could still be missing, police said.


The owner of the eight-storey building that fell like a pack of cards around more than 3,000 workers was still on the run.

Police said several of his relatives were detained to compel him to hand himself in, and an alert had gone out to airport and border authorities to prevent him from fleeing the country.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/27/us-bangladesh-building-idUSBRE93N06P20130427

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:46 AM

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:03 AM

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