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02:04 PM, May 14, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:47 PM, May 14, 2013


Missing victims’ relatives stage protest

The relatives of missing victims of Rana Plaza tragedy on Tuesday staged demonstration on the ruined site demanding capital punishment to the building owner.

RanaPlaza housing several garment factories collapsed on April 24 after owners Sohel Rana forced several thousand workers to work there even after cracks had developed on some pillars and floors the day before.

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Around 40 to 50 relatives holding photos of their missing near and dear ones were seen chanting slogans, "Hang Rana, hang Rana," reported our correspondent from the scene.

They also demonstrated demanding body of their dear ones who remain missing since the collapse of the building.

The protest lasted for about 15 minutes.

A milad mahfil was held at the site to mark the conclusion of the rescue operation.

State Minister for LGRD Jahangir Kabir Nanok and Maj Gen Chowdhury Hasan Suhrawardy, general officer commanding of the Bangladesh Army's Ninth Infantry Division, who led the rescue operation,  were present on the occasion.

The army which was conducting the rescue operation with fire fighters and local formally handed over rescue operation to locals administration at 6:00am Tuesday.

A total of 1,127 bodies have been pulled out of the wreckage so far, while 2,438 people rescued alive.

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

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