Bangladesh: At Least 124 Killed As Building Collapses


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At least 124 people were killed when a building housing five garment factories collapsed outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Wednesday morning, police said.

“The death is now 124, most of them women,” said deputy police chief of Dhaka district A.B.M Masud Hossain.

Hospitals in and around Savar were overwhelmed with patients with serious injuries, said Hiralal Roy, an emergency doctor of Enam Medical College, adding the clinic treated more than 1,000 people.

Government announces a national day of mourning as rescue workers continue search for survivors trapped under rubble in Bangladesh.


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