G.M.B. Akash

Dhaka, BANGLADESH

One of the survivors of the collapsed Rana Plaza complex rests in her bed in the Pongu Hospital in Dhaka with a relative sitting by her side. Both of her legs were injured in the accident and it is doubtfull whether she will be able to work again. The 8 storey Rana Plaza complex, which housed a number of garment factories employing over 3,000 workers, collapsed on 24 April 2013. By 29 April, at least 380 were known to have died while hundreds remained missing. Workers who were worried about going to work in the building when they noticed cracks in the walls were told not to worry by the building's owner, Mohammed Sohel Rana, who is a member of the ruling Awami League's youth front. He fled his home and tried to escape to neighbouring India after the building collapsed but was caught by police and brought back to Dhaka. Some of the factories working in the Rana Plaza building produce cheap clothes for various European retailers including Primark in the UK and Mango, a Spanish label. The final death toll was 1,127.

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G.M.B. Akash
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Dhaka
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BANGLADESH
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