Death Toll in Bangladesh Factory Collapse Reaches 315

April, 26 2013 Share

 [Updated figures: Friday, April 26]


315 workers are now reported dead.

Of over 3,000 workers in the complex, 2,400 have been rescued alive. Hundreds, if not even 1,000 workers have been admitted to hospitals for injuries.

Over 300 workers are still believed to be trapped in the rubble. Emergency medics say these workers will not live if they cannot be reached within the next 3 days.

For 3 hours between 11:00am and 2:00pm, Dhaka was shut down with garment workers blocking the main highways as a protest in anger.

Thousands of parents of the injured and missing workers are pouring into Dhaka from the countryside desperately looking for their children.

You could hear the workers who were trapped in the rubble crying out, "We want to live! Cut off our hands, cut off our legs - we just want to live!"

On the third floor, two women who were trapped in the rubble were pregnant. One of them gave birth and lost the child in the traumatic conditions.

The temperatures are now 100-102 degrees fahrenheit during the day, and the bodies are beginning to rot in the heat.




Families of missing workers raise photos of their missing loved ones.




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