News Summary: Court moves in building collapse

Court orders collapsed building owner's property seized; assets of factory owners frozen

Associated Press

COURT ORDER: A top Bangladesh court on Tuesday ordered the government to confiscate the property of a collapsed building's owner, as thousands of protesters demanding death penalty for the man clashed with police, leaving 100 people injured.

ASSETS FROZEN: A two-judge panel of the High Court also asked the central bank to freeze the assets of the owners of the five garment factories in the building, and use the money to pay the salaries and other benefits of their workers.

THE BACKGROUND: The collapse, which killed hundreds of people, has become the deadliest disaster to hit Bangladesh's garment industry.

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