Updated: 04/26/2013 19:05 | By Agence France-Presse

At least 304 dead in Bangladesh building collapse

The death toll in Bangladesh's worst factory disaster climbed past 300 on Friday, as thousands of people still surrounded the site outside the capital in search of missing relatives.


At least 304 dead in Bangladesh building collapse

Bangladeshi firefighters cut a hole through concrete during rescue operations after a garment factory building collapsed in Savar, on April 25, 2013. The death toll in Bangladesh's worst factory disaster has climbed past 300, as thousands of people still surrounded the site outside the capital in search of missing relatives.

"The death toll is now 304," army spokesman Shahinul Islam said, adding that more than 2,300 people have been rescued alive since the building collapsed on April 24, including 72 on Friday.

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