8 Arrested in Bangladesh Collapse
Death toll more than 330; 2.3K saved
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 27, 2013 7:00 AM CDT
Bangladeshi garment workers set fire to furniture from a police control room during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, April 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/AM Ahad)

(Newser) – Bangladesh authorities have arrested eight people in the collapse of a building whose death toll has risen to at least 336. Two factory owners and their relatives were arrested, along with two engineers, CNN reports via state news. "It is not an accident, it is a killing incident," says the country's information minister. "All, including owners and administrative officials concerned, must be put on the dock for the killing of people."

Twenty-four more people were rescued today, the BBC reports; in total, some 2,300 have been saved, according to police. About 600 remain missing. Among those rescued were a woman and her newborn after the woman reportedly gave birth in the rubble. Rescue work was set to end this morning, officials said, prompting new protests yesterday. "Whenever an ambulance is arriving" at a school housing bodies, "everyone is rushing towards hoping to find at least the body of their near and dear ones," says an anti-corruption organization rep.

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gomer99
Apr 28, 2013 7:04 PM CDT
Bangladesh Collapse What........the government has fallen........?? Oh.....I see........ Any loss of life is tragic, and my heart goes out the those whose loved ones were lost. But........ Can't someone teach these Newser droids HOW TO FOOOOKIN' WRITE ??
hidflect
Apr 27, 2013 9:31 PM CDT
Once the attention dies down these owners will probably pay out a slew of bribes to all the right people and be quietly let go. In failed states like these the sociopathic uber-class are almost never held accountable.
extremenewsjunkie
Apr 27, 2013 12:02 PM CDT
Bangladesh still has the death penalty for murder and some other crimes.