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SAVAR BUILDING COLLAPSE

Death toll jumps to 715

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This May 6 photo shows rescuers carrying a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar, an outskirt area of the capital. The nine-storey building collapsed on April 24. This May 6 photo shows rescuers carrying a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar, an outskirt area of the capital. The nine-storey building collapsed on April 24.

The death toll from Savar building collapse jumped to 715 on Tuesday as 36 more bodies were pulled out from the debris on the 14th day into the disaster.

A total of 551 bodies were so far handed over to the victims' families.

According to the ISPR control room, the number of people rescued alive were 2,437.

In total 49 bodies were kept at Adhar Chandra High School playground for identification, while 47 bodies were taken to in different hospital morgues.

Rescuers still expect more bodies from the rubble of Rana Plaza at Savar as many have remained missing since the country’s deadliest industrial disaster on April 24.

Rana Plaza, which housed several garment factories, collapsed after owners forced several thousand workers to work there even after cracks had developed on some pillars and floors the day before.

It is still unclear how many workers were there on that fateful day.

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