Police: toll from Bangladesh collapse tops 400

Police in Bangladesh say death toll from building collapse has topped 400

Associated Press
Bangladeshis demand worker safety as toll tops 400
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A Bangladeshi woman holds her daughter and weeps as Bangladeshi people hold photographs of their relatives whom they believe are trapped in the rubble of a building that collapsed in Savar, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. At least 386 people were killed and 2,500 people escaped with injuries when the illegally constructed 8-storey Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24. (AP Photo/Palash Khan)

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- Police in Bangladesh say the death toll from a building collapse last week has passed 400.

The eight-story Rana Plaza building housing five garment factories and other offices collapsed onto itself April 24. Workers were still pulling bodies from the rubble Wednesday.

Officials at the police control room said 399 bodies had been pulled from the wreckage and three of the injured had died at the hospital. That brought the death toll to 402 in the tragedy that was considered the worst industrial accident in Bangladesh's history.

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