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Fugitive owner arrested in Bangladesh

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 00:39

April 28 - The owner of a factory building that collapsed in Bangladesh killing hundreds is arrested Sunday trying to flee to India. 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 was arrested on Sunday 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. 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. About 2,500 people have been rescued from the wrecked building in the commercial suburb of Savar, about 30 km (20 miles) from the capital, Dhaka. Officials said the eight-story complex had been built on spongy ground without the correct permits, and more than 3,000 workers - mainly young women - entered the building on Wednesday morning despite warnings that it was structurally unsafe.

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Fugitive owner arrested in Bangladesh

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 00:39

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