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Bangladeshi relatives search for building collapse dead

Thursday, May 02, 2013 - 01:01

May 2 - Relatives of victims of Bangladesh's factory collapse desperately search for their loved ones, as the death toll rises. Tom Dinham reports.

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Another lorry arrives at this hospital, carrying the remains of yet more victims of last week's factory collapse in the Bangladeshi capital. Families glance anxiously at the newly-arrived bodies, performing the macabre task of trying to pick out their relatives from amongst the dead. Many cover their faces to keep out the stench of the corpses. This woman, searching for her daughter, says she hopes to identify her by her clothes. There were 3,000 people inside the complex when it collapsed and around 2500 have been rescued, many sustaining severe injuries. Only a handful of bodies were found on Thursday, taking the death toll to 430. But many remain unaccounted for, and the death toll seems certain to rise as the rubble at the collapse site is cleared away.

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Bangladeshi relatives search for building collapse dead

Thursday, May 02, 2013 - 01:01