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Giving up hope in Bangladesh

6:24 AM, Apr 29, 2013   |    comments
Mohammed Sohel Rana, fugitive owner of a building that collapsed in Bangladesh, is paraded by Rapid Action Battalion commandoes after his capture.
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SAVAR, Bangladesh -- Rescuers in Bangladesh have given up hope of finding anyone else alive in the collapse of a factory building that's killed at least 380 people.

Heavy machinery has been brought in to remove the rubble and look for bodies.

At least 380 people were killed when the illegally-constructed, 8-story building that housed garment factories collapsed in a heap on Wednesday morning. About 2,500 survivors have been accounted for. The building owner was arrested Sunday in a western border town while he was trying to flee to India. Six other people have also been detained.

The collapse was the deadliest disaster to hit the $20 billion garment industry in Bangladesh which supplies global retailers and is a mainstay of the economy.

Rescuers had worked around the clock since Wednesday, mostly using hands and light equipment to pull out survivors.

(Associated Press)

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