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The search goes on for the living and dead in Bangladesh

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 01:27

April 27 - A hospital in the Bangladesh struggles to cope with the injured after a building collapse killed at least 352 people, as rescue efforts continue. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Losses mount in Bangladesh as the search goes on for the the living and the dead. The death toll in the building collapse now stands at 352 -- with that number expected to go higher. The building, once home to factories that supplied Western retailers collapsed Wednesday. Four people already are facing charges -- but the building's owner is on the run. Friends and relatives are torn by grief and loss. But for some there is still hope. (SOUNDBITE) (Bengali) HUSBAND OF WOMAN TRAPPED, MOHAMMAD ALAM, SHOWING HER PICTURE AND SAYING: "She is my wife, we talked over the phone a few moments ago, she is alive, she is lying beside a bathroom there along with three other people... they are still alive." Hospitals are trying to cope with the injured. A survivor remembers only part of what happened. (SOUNDBITE) (Bengali) SELINA BEGUM, SURVIVOR, SAYING: "When we started work at the factory suddenly the electricity went out and a generator started. After five minutes the building collapsed. I ran to a roof top and jumped from there into the middle of a road. After that I don't remember anything or how I got to this hospital." More than 3,000 people, mainly young women, were inside the building when it reportedly fell down like a pack of cards

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The search goes on for the living and dead in Bangladesh

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 01:27