Death Toll Rises in Bangladesh Factory Collapse

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An eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed near Bangladesh's capital on Wednesday, killing dozens of people and trapping many more under a jumbled mess of concrete. (April 24)

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[Notes:SOURCE: AP TELEVISION]

[Notes:DATELINE: Dhaka, 24 Apr 2013]

THE DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE AFTER A BUILDING COLLAPSE IN BANGLADESH.

DOZENS ARE CONFIRMED DEAD..

AND AUTHORITIES NEAR THE COUNTRY'S CAPITAL FEAR THE NUMBER COULD GO MUCH HIGHER.

THE BUILDING HOUSED SEVERAL CLOTHING FACTORIES.

INSIDE WORKERS REPORTED THEY STARTED SEEING SEVERE CRACKS A DAY EARLIER.

[Notes:NATS UP: (Bangla) Monir Hussain, Garment worker: "Within one minute everything collapsed."]

THIS MAN SAYS QUOTE EVERYTHING COLLAPSED WITHIN MINUTES ...

HUNDREDS OF HIS CO-WORKERS STILL TRAPPED INSIDE.

RESCUERS TRIED TO CUT THROUGH THE DEBRIS WITH EARTHMOVERS, DRILLING MACHINES AND EVEN THEIR BARE HANDS.

THE DISASTER COMES LESS THAN FIVE MONTHS AFTER A FACTORY FIRE KILLED 112 PEOPLE...

MORE PROOF OF THE UNSAFE CONDITIONS IN BANGLADESH'S MASSIVE CLOTHING INDUSTRY.

NICOLE GRETHER - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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