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Old 05-01-2013, 05:01 AM   #1
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SAVAR, Bangladesh Police in Bangladesh say the death toll from a building collapse last week has passed 400.




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Bangladesh toll 547; search becomes more gruesome
May 4,`13 -- Ten days after the horrifying collapse of a garment-factory building, life has become still more gruesome for crews working to recover bodies at the site. The death toll rose to 547 on Saturday and the stench of decaying flesh was sickening evidence that the work is not yet done.
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Rescue workers said some bodies have deteriorated so badly that they have found bones without flesh. Since the April 24 collapse in the Dhaka suburb of Savar, high temperatures have generally been 32 degrees C (90 degrees F) or above, and lows have rarely dipped below 27 C (80 F). "The bodies are smelling. We are using air freshener to work here," said Mohibul Alam, a firefighter at the collapse scene. The odor of decay is overpowering just the same. Bodies have decomposed beyond recognition, Alam said, but he added that some could still be identified because the victims' identification cards were found with them.

Some of the victims who had been closest to escaping appear to be among the last to be recovered. Only now have rescuers dug deep enough, using cranes and other equipment, to approach the stairs of the ground floor. The official death toll from the collapse reached 547 Saturday and was expected to climb. The official number of missing has been 149 since Wednesday, though unofficial estimates are higher.

The disaster is likely the worst garment-factory accident ever, and there have been few industrial accidents of any kind with a higher death toll. It surpassed long-ago garment-industry disasters such as New York's Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire, which killed 146 workers in 1911, and more recent tragedies such as a 2012 fire that killed about 260 people in Pakistan and one in Bangladesh that same year that killed 112. Bangladesh's $20 billion garment industry supplies retailers around the world and accounts for about 80 percent of the impoverished country's exports. The collapse has raised strong doubts about retailers' claims that they could ensure worker safety through self-regulation.

Five garment factories operated in the Rana Plaza building that collapsed, and many brand labels have been found in the wreckage, but only two retailers, Britain's Primark and Canada's Loblaw Inc., have acknowledged that their clothes were being made there at the time. Loblaw's CEO has decried the "deafening silence" from what he said were more than two dozen other international retailers who used garment factories in the collapsed building.

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Tazreen clothing factory owners face arrest over fatal fire
Wednesday, 01 January, 2014, A Bangladesh court has ordered the arrest of the owners of a garment factory in which 111 workers died in a blaze.
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Four other people were also ordered to be taken into custody after police laid charges in connection with the incident on November 24, 2012 - the country's worst-ever clothing factory fire. The court in Dhaka yesterday issued the warrants for Delwar Hossain and his wife Mahmuda Akter over the blaze at the Tazreen factory, where workers stitched clothes for Western retailers. "Dhaka's senior judicial magistrate Wasim Sheikh issued the warrants of arrest against the two fugitive owners and four other company officials for the Tazreen factory fire," prosecutor Anwarul Kabir said.

The tragedy shone an international spotlight on appalling safety conditions in an industry worth more than US$20 billion a year. The factory, which was located in the Ashulia industrial district, supplied clothes to a variety of international brands including US giant Walmart, Dutch retailer C&A and ENYCE, a label owned by US rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs.


Delwar Hossain, owner of the Tazreen Fashions garment factory.

Kabir said the court accepted charges by police against all 13 people implicated in the fire after officers earlier this month completed a 13-month investigation into the tragedy. "The owners and 11 others have been charged with arson, culpable homicide not amounting to murder and death by negligence," Kabir said, adding that they all faced a possible maximum term of life in prison.

The six whose arrest was ordered were neither in court nor custody. Police last week said it was possibly the first time a garment plant owner had been charged over a fire at one of the nation's 4,500 factories, where fatal accidents are common. Factory owners are rarely charged over such tragedies in the sector, which is a mainstay of the impoverished country's economy, accounting to up to 80 per cent of Bangladesh's exports.

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