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Factory owner in Bangladesh to face charges

Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 - 00:49

April 28 - The owner of a collapsed garment factory that killed hundreds of workers is paraded in front of the media by police in Bangladesh. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The owner of a factory building that collapsed in Bangladesh killing hundreds of garment workers is paraded in front of the media after his arrest on Sunday. He was caught trying trying to flee to India, as hopes of finding more survivors from the country's worst industrial accident began to fade. Mohammed Sohel Rana was arrested by the elite Rapid Action Battalion in the border town of Benapole, Dhaka District Police Chief Habibur Rahman told Reuters, ending a four-day manhunt that began after Rana Plaza, which housed factories making low-cost garments for Western retailers, caved in on Wednesday. Bangladesh television showed Rana, a local leader of the ruling Awami League's youth front, being flown by helicopter to the capital Dhaka, where he will face charges of faulty construction and causing unlawful death. Authorities put the latest death toll at 377 and expect it to climb higher with hundreds more still unaccounted for. Four people were pulled out alive on Sunday after almost 100 hours beneath the mound of broken concrete and metal, and rescuers were working frantically to try to save several others still trapped, fire services deputy director Mizanur Rahman said.

Factory owner in Bangladesh to face charges

Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 - 00:49

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