Search for survivors after Bangladesh building collapse

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Bangladeshi Army personnel and civilian volunteers work on the scene at a building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, April 24, 2013. An eight-story building containing several garment factories collapsed in Bangladesh, killing more than 100 people and highlighting safety problems in the clothing industry. Armed with concrete cutters and cranes, hundreds of fire service and army rescue workers struggled to find survivors in the mountain of concrete and mangled steel, which resembled the aftermath of an earthquake.

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Munir uz Zaman

The death toll has risen to 113 after an eight-story building collapsed Wednesday morning on the outskirts of Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital. The building was home to five garment factories, as well as a shopping center. About 2,000 people were inside the building when it collapsed. The search continues for anyone still trapped inside.

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    Bangladeshi Army personnel and civilian volunteers work on the scene at a building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, April 24, 2013. An eight-story building containing several garment factories collapsed in Bangladesh, killing more than 100 people and highlighting safety problems in the clothing industry. Armed with concrete cutters and cranes, hundreds of fire service and army rescue workers struggled to find survivors in the mountain of concrete and mangled steel, which resembled the aftermath of an earthquake.

    Credit:

    Munir uz Zaman

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    A Bangladeshi victim is carried through a hospital after a building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 24, 2013.

    Credit:

    Munir uz Zaman

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    Bangladeshi relatives look at dead bodies after a building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 24, 2013.

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    Munir uz Zaman

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    Bangladeshi Army personnel and civilian volunteers work on the scene at a building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 24, 2013.

    Credit:

    Munir uz Zaman

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    A Bangladeshi victim is treated in a hospital after a building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 24, 2013.

    Credit:

    Munir uz Zaman

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    Bangladeshi victims are treated in a hospital after a building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 24, 2013.

    Credit:

    Munir uz Zaman