12:04 08 May 2013
Following the collapse of a building near to Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, the death toll now stands at over 700 as of time of writing, officials have confirmed.
Police have said that 705 individuals have been killed, as of time of press. It is believed that thousands were also injured when the Rana Plaza collapsed on 24th April, 2013.
It is understood that thousands of people have also been rescued.
According to reports, it is thought there are still some individuals missing, and also, that officials cannot be certain of how many individuals still need to be found.
Following the collapse of the building, which had eight floors, in Savar, reportedly individuals volunteered to help rescue workers search in the rubble for survivors.
There have been arrests made following the incident, reportedly including the arrest of the owner of Rana Plaza.
Clothes were being made in the building, where many people worked.
The country sees much garment production, and many traders from around the world utilise the cheap cost of clothing.
As reported by The Daily Telegraph, Dhaka inspectors have said there are thousands of new buildings which are in use without having confirmation to do so.
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