Official: 70 Dead In Bangladesh Building Collapse

6:56 AM, Apr 24, 2013   |    comments
Bangladeshi civilian volunteers assist in rescue operations after an eight-story building collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 24, 2013. Courtesy Getty Images.
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Savar, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh's health minister says 70 people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a building housing several garment factories near the capital.   

Health Minister A.F.M. Ruhal Haque said that by Wednesday afternoon 70 bodies had been removed from the eight-story building. Rescuers said they had saved 600 other people from the rubble, but feared more remained inside.

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