Bangladesh factory collapse toll passes 1,000

Friday, 10 May 2013 - 12:56

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The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial accident has passed 1,000 as recovery teams continue to find more bodies in the wreckage.

The eight-storey Rana Plaza factory building near Dhaka collapsed on 24th April with an unknown number inside.

The authorities say about 2,500 people were injured in the accident and 2,437 people were rescued

The recovery operation is expected to finish on Friday. The rubble will then be shifted by bulldozers.