Ummid Assistant

Taj Group to train underprivileged rural youth in Maharashtra

Robotics competition for Andhra school students

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » International

Over 100 killed as building collapses in Dhaka

Wednesday April 24, 2013 05:30:26 PM, IANS

Dhaka: More than 100 people were killed and over 600 injured Wednesday when an eight-storeyed building crumbled on the outskirts of capital Dhaka. Rescued workers complained they were forced to get back to work though the building was evacuated just a day earlier after cracks appeared.

Those trapped under the rubble screamed for help as rescuers scrambled to get them out.

The building, "Rana Plaza", collapsed around 8:45 a.m. It housed a market, several garment factories and a bank branch.

The building was found to have developed cracks Tuesday, and a day later, it went down in a huge heap of rubble, blocks of cement and bricks.

At least 107 people were killed and over 600 injured in the building collapse, reported the Daily Star.

Nearly 150 people were pulled out of the rubble alive.

Sohel Rana, a local who rescued several people by breaking open a window, said that cries for help were heard from under the rubble of the building.

The crash took place eight years after the collapse of Spectrum Garments in Baipail in Savar, which left 64 workers dead.

There are at least 107 bodies at Enam Medical College and Hospital in Savar where the victims were taken, chief medical officer of the hospital was quoted as saying.

Many workers, who were rescued, told the media that the owners of their garment factories forced them to return to work Wednesday morning.

The workers were hesitating to rejoin work in the morning after they were evacuated on Tuesday after several cracks were detected in the building.

Fire fighters and army personnel joined police and volunteers to rescue those trapped under the debris.

Families and relatives of the missing persons gathered in large numbers in front of the building. Fearing the worst, most of them were wailing.

Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir said that the "building might have collapsed due to faulty construction".

He added the government would bring the culprits to justice after probing the accident.

President-elect Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia in separate messages condoled the deaths.

Following the building collapse, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led 18-party alliance at first relaxed their hartal (strike) in Savar and eventually called off their 36-hour countrywide shutdown.





Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS


More Headlines

American Muslim shuns plum job, devotes life to promote education

Kerala leaders refuse to share stage with Narendra Modi

Panic in US as AP's hacked twitter account reports blast at White House

Violence in Deoband after vendor dies in police baton charge

SEBI asks Saradha to wind up schemes, return money to depositors

Economy bottomed out; to grow at 6.4 percent in 2013-14: PM panel

Influx of Muslim students in America should be stopped: Fox News analyst

Protests against Saradha Group in Assam, several offices ransacked

India asks China to maintain status quo ante on border


Top Stories

Parliament Session

Lok Sabha adjourned for day over 'quit PM' demands

The Lok Sabha was Tuesday adjourned for the day amid noisy demands by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for Prime Minister Manmohan  »

Parliament disruptions: A negation of democracy?

Concern over child's rape, 2G and coal stall parliament

Live telecast may be suspended if Rajya Sabha disrupted: Ansari

UPA counts numbers ahead of parliament session


  Most Read

India China Border Row

India asks China to maintain status quo ante on border

India Tuesday said it has asked China to maintain the status quo that existed before the April 15 incursion by Chinese troops in the Depsang area of the western sector  »

Indian Economy

Economy bottomed out; to grow at 6.4 percent in 2013-14: PM panel

The Indian economy has "bottomed out" and is expected to grow at 6.4 percent in the current fiscal against the estimated 5 percent expansion registered in the previous year, the prime minister's economic advisory panel said Tuesday. "The economy  »


  News Pick

US Ignored

Hamas welcomes Erdogan's resolve to go ahead with Gaza visit

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh welcomed Tuesday Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's  »

Hate Campaign

Influx of Muslim students in America should be stopped: Fox News analyst

A media analyst from Fox News has said “we should keep any more Muslims from studying” in the United States because “so many people hate »

Job or passion? Enjoy both as new career opportunities open up

There was a time when work and passion were two different things. However, with advances in the digital and electronic world and change in business practices, that demarcation line is getting blurred and new careers are  »

Dictator in Trouble

Court orders Musharraf be probed in Bhutto's murder

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court, conducting the trial of suspects charged with involvement in the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto  »


Picture of the Day

A view of the newly Commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship H-191, in Mumbai Harbour on April 09, 2013.


Recommend the story to your friends



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us


The Funny Side

Education & Career Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.