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  • Bangladesh building collapse: Mourners pray as army wraps up rescue op 14-05-2013 03:21 PM

    Dhaka: Thousands of mourners gathered on Tuesday at the wreckage of the Bangladesh's worst building disaster to offer prayers for the 1,127 people who died when the eight-storeyed structure collapsed in April. The Islamic prayer service was held a day after the army ended the nearly three week, painstaking search...
  • Building collapse: Pressure on retailers to fix factories 04-05-2013 01:51 AM

    Dhaka: In the aftermath of a building collapse that killed more than 500 people, Bangladesh's garment manufacturers may face a choice of reform or perish. Home to five factories that supplied clothing to retailers in Europe and the United States, the shoddily constructed building's collapse has put a focus on...
  • Mayor suspended as Bangladesh disaster toll climbs to 430 03-05-2013 07:12 AM

    Dhaka: The mayor of the Bangladesh municipality where a factory building collapsed killing more than 400 people was suspended from office on Thursday, a government minister said, as rescuers pressed on with the task of recovering bodies from the wreckage. The scale of the April 24, 2013 disaster has prompted...
  • Loblaw to compensate Bangladesh collapse victims 30-04-2013 07:44 AM

    Toronto: A Canadian company has said it will provide compensation for the families of victims who worked in the collapsed Bangladeshi garment factory that made products for its Joe Fresh clothing line. Loblaw Inc said on Monday it aims to ensure that victims and their families "receive benefits now and...
  • Two arrested as Bangladesh building toll rises to 325 27-04-2013 11:09 AM

    Dhaka: 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...
  • Bangladesh building collapse death toll rises to 290 26-04-2013 02:21 PM

    Savar: The death toll in the collapse of an eight-storey commercial building in the Bangladeshi capital rose to 290 on Friday even as rescuers looked for last survivors under tonnes of debris at suburban Savar. "We have retrieved so far 290 bodies and rescued alive some 2100 people...We now look...