Bangladesh Mayor Suspended

The mayor of the Bangladesh municipality where a clothing factory collapsed last week, killing hundreds, was suspended Thursday, as many have blamed the tragedy on lax oversight of the factory. The death toll in the disaster climbed to 430, while about 2,500 of the 3,000 people who worked at the complex have been accounted for. Eight people, including the building’s owner and his father, have been arrested so far in connection with the building’s collapse. A senior official said last week that the Savar municipality should not have granted permission for it even to be built, and five stories were on the permit—but an additional three were added illegally. Meanwhile, Pope Francis weighed in Wednesday, calling the conditions “slave labor.”