Hundreds dead after Rana Plaza building collapsed in Savar, Bangladesh

Hundreds people died as the Rana Plaza building in Savar which is located 30 km away from Dhaka in Bangladesh collapsed at 9am in the morning on Wednesday, 24 April 2013. About 2600 people are reported to have been in the eight-floor building when the tragedy occured. The building was used by textile companies as well as a shopping center. There are reports that workers claim that they were forced to work despite a crack which occured the day before the tragedy and despite the instruction by the local police to keep the company closed. Two of the factories in the building have been audited against the BSCI Code of Conduct.

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