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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:34 AM

Two arrested as Bangladesh building toll rises to 325

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Two factory bosses were arrested in Bangladesh on Saturday, 72 hours after the deadly collapse of a building where low-cost garments were made for Western brands, as the death toll rose to 325 and angry workers protested on the streets of the capital.

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 two of his relatives had been 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.

Officials said the Rana Plaza, on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, had been built illegally without the correct permits, and the workers were allowed in on Wednesday despite warnings the previous day that it was structurally unsafe.

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/27/uk-bangladesh-building-idUKBRE93N06U20130427



Protests spread in Bangladesh amid arrests

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- Police in Bangladesh arrested two owners of a garment factory in a shoddily-constructed building that collapsed this week, killing at least 324 people, as protests spread to a second city Saturday with hundreds of people throwing stones and setting fire to vehicles.

Also Saturday, police detained for questioning two engineers who were involved in approving the design of the 8-story building. The wife of the building owner, who is on the run, was also detained in an attempt to force him to surrender.

At least 19 people were pulled out alive from under the tangled mess of concrete, bricks and steel on Saturday, more than 72 hours after the building came down on Wednesday in the worst tragedy to hit Bangladesh's massive, but poorly regulated, garment industry that supplies clothes to top Western brand names.

"There are many (survivors) still there," Subrata Sarker, a fire official, told The Associated Press, taking a break after emerging from the debris. Around him, soldiers, police and medical workers in lab coats swirled around in frenzied activity.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_BANGLADESH_BUILDING_COLLAPSE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-04-27-04-10-47

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Reply Two arrested as Bangladesh building toll rises to 325 (Original post)
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blkmusclmachine Apr 2013 #1
tclambert Apr 2013 #2
cali Apr 2013 #3
dipsydoodle Apr 2013 #4
L0oniX Apr 2013 #5
newthinking Apr 2013 #8
Dustlawyer Apr 2013 #6
newthinking Apr 2013 #7
marble falls Apr 2013 #9
ReRe Apr 2013 #10
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2013 #11
dipsydoodle Apr 2013 #12

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:44 AM

1. .

 

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:40 AM

2. Arresting bosses? You can do that?

Huh. I thought from the way we treat bankers and mortgage executives in America that all bosses had immunity from arrest. Just ask Elizabeth Warren.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:24 AM

3. uh, it took hundreds of lives for these arrests to be made

 

over a period of years.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:42 AM

4. Four arrested as Bangladesh building toll rises to 352

(Reuters) - Two factory bosses and two engineers were detained in Bangladesh on Saturday, three days after the collapse of a building where low-cost garments were made for Western brands killed at least 352 people.

More were being pulled alive from the rubble at the building, where police said as many as 900 people were still missing in Bangladesh's worst ever industrial accident.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/27/uk-bangladesh-building-idUKBRE93N06U20130427

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:45 AM

5. Let me know when they arrest a Walmart exec. n/t

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:07 PM

8. No kidding.. It is even being kept away from our news

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:53 AM

6. There is nothing "free" about Free Trade! This is why Unions are needed.

If there is no check on business to keep 'em honest, this is what you get, wage slaves who are expendable.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:05 PM

7. And nothing on American news sites the last two days

I would have expected it to be a mention on the front pages, but nothing on NBC or ABC news pages in the last two days (didn't check the others).

Which is very telling... Are they afraid to upset advertisers?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:04 PM

9. How can we can find who the US brans were, and who the outlets ae that carry them? I will boycott..

the whole lot unequivocally.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:54 PM

10. Amy Goodman had some first-hand reporting on this...

... I think it was yesterday, as I seen it re-run today on FreespeechTV. Reminds me of the Shirt Waist factory fire in NYC around first of 20th century. It, also, was a high-rise bldg fire.

http://www.DemocracyNow.org

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 06:43 AM

11. Owner Mohammed Sohel Rana 'arrested'

The owner of a building that collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, killing hundreds of people, has been arrested, a government minister says.

Local government minister Jahangir Kabir Nanak said Mohammed Sohel Rana was arrested at the Indian border.

He has been in hiding since the Rana Plaza collapsed on Wednesday.
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The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan in Dhaka said rescue workers cheered and clapped at the news.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22328566

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 06:46 AM

12. Good news

amongst this mire. Next time anyone mentions Primark to me I'll give 'em an earful.

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