25 Apr '13, 3pm

CORRECTION: Death toll at Bangladesh factory collapse now at 228

CORRECTION: Death toll at Bangladesh factory collapse now at 228

Bangladesh garment-factory collapse on Wednesday has risen to at least 228 people, according to the latest numbers from Reuters . Survivors from the disaster told described a “deafening bang” and tremors before the eight-floor Rana Plaza building fell out from under them. An unspecified number of victims still remain trapped, authorities say. “We can’t be certain of getting them all out alive,” Mizanur Rahman, a rescue worker with the fire brigade, told the wire service. “We are losing a bit of hope.” As the government declared a national day of mourning, with flags flown at half-mast at all official buildings, Dhaka’s district police chief Habibur Rahman said the number of dead could rise even further.

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