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GRUESOME Nearly 100 Dead in Factory Collapse Rescuers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Wednesday. (A.M. Ahad/AP)

Nearly 100 Dead in Factory Collapse

Authorities estimate that close to 100 people were killed near Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka Wednesday morning when an eight-story garment factory collapsed. Hundreds gathered at the site of the accident—where officials fear more remain trapped under the rubble. Health Minister A.F.M. Ruhal Haque reported that more than 600 people had been rescued, and hoped that more will be added to that number. Bangladesh has received harsh criticism for its factory conditions after two other deadly fires at garment factories in the past year—one of which left 112 dead.

April 24, 2013 8:00 AM