G.M.B. Akash

Dhaka, BANGLADESH

Razia is one of the survivors of the collapsed Rana Plaza complex. She is resting on her bed in the Pongu Hospital in Dhaka with her injured left arm. She has severe pain even after 20 days of treatment. She says that death would be better than living with this pain in the long term.

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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