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Garment factory collapses in Dhaka killing 70+ workers

The collapse of a garment factory in Savar, a suburb of Dhaka in Bangladesh, has killed over 70 people and injured hundreds more. A large number of people are thought to still be trapped in the rubble with a local fireman telling news agency Reuters that approximately 2,000 people were in the building when it collapsed this morning (Wednesday, 23 April, 2013).

Reports suggest that the owners of the building may have been aware of structural problems after a crack was detected yesterday but workers were informed that they were to return to work today as usual. The upper floors of the factory collapsed this morning and can be seen in photographs circulating the internet spilling down the side of the building. Hundreds of local people and services personnel have gathered at the site to help those trapped in the rubble.

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