DEATH TOLL 359 | “Most crushed by massive blocks”

Bangladesh Savar Tragedy | DEATH TOLL 1127

AP News

Bangladesh building collapse death toll hits 359

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh took six people into custody in connection with the collapse of a shoddily-constructed building that killed at least 359 people, as rescue workers admitted that voices of survivors are getting weaker after four days of being pinned under the increasingly unstable rubble.

Still, in a boost for the rescuers, 29 survivors were pulled out Saturday, said army spokesman Shahinul Islam.

Most of the victims were crushed by massive blocks of concrete and mortar falling on them when the 8-story structure came down on Wednesday morning — a time many of the garment factories in the building were packed…

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