29 Apr '13, 5pm

Fire breaks out at site of Bangladesh factory collapse; death toll now at 385; fugitive owner finally arrested

Fire breaks out at site of Bangladesh factory collapse; death toll now at 385; fugitive owner finally arrested

Mohammed Sohel Rana, the fugitive owner of the eight-story building that collapsed and killed at least 385 people last week near the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, was arrested Sunday by a commando force as he tried to flee to India. Meanwhile, a fire broke out at the site of the former Rana Plaza facility , which housed five garment factories, along with a bank and a shopping mall. THe blaze, which fire officials told reporters was likely the result of sparks from cutting equipment used by rescuers, complicates attempts to find any more survivors from the South Asian country’s worst industrial accident to date. About 2,500 people have been rescued from the wreckage, but hundreds of garment workers, mostly young women between the ages of 18 and 20, are still unaccounted for.

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