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Bangladesh factory collapse toll hits 1,021

Julhas Alam, Associated Press

An investigator surveys the scene of a fire at a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, May 9, 2013. A fire in an 11-story garment factory in Bangladesh killed eight people, including a ruling-party politician and a top official in the country's powerful clothing manufacturers' trade group, as the death toll from the collapse of another garment factory building passed 900 on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous)

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The death toll from a garment factory building that collapsed outside the Bangladesh capital has passed 1,000, as recovery workers continue pulling bodies from the wreckage more than two weeks after the disaster.

Officials say 1,021 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of the fallen eight-story building as of Friday morning.

It is not clear what the final toll will be from the disaster, already the world's deadliest garment industry disaster and one of the worst industrial accidents.

More than 2,500 people were rescued alive after the April 24 accident. An unknown number of people were inside at the time of the collapse.