Mohammed Sohel Rana

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Toss Bangladesh Factory Owner in Jail for Life: Gov't

Government report cites reasons for collapse

(Newser) - The owner of the Bangladesh factory whose collapse killed some 1,100 people deserves life in prison if found guilty of code violations, a government committee says. Sohel Rana "used extremely poor quality iron rods and cement," says the head of the committee, whose report details the reasons... More »

Bangladesh Toll Passes 600

Architect says Rana Plaza was never meant to hold industrial equipment

(Newser) - Bangladesh officials have now pulled more than 600 bodies from the rubble of the garment factory that collapsed last month, with the official death toll now standing at 610. The collapse now stands as one of the worst industrial accidents ever, reports the AP , and the final body count is... More »

Pope: Doomed Bangladesh Workers Were 'Slave Labor'

As thousands participate in May Day protests in Dhaka

(Newser) - Pope Francis has strong words on the Bangladesh factory collapse that killed at least 402 people: Workers in the doomed factory were living on just $50 a month, which he condemned as "slave labor" at a private mass this morning, the AP reports. The Telegraph has his full quote:... More »

Rage, Stench of Death at Collapsed Factory in Bangladesh

Hopes fade, grief reigns as toll approaches 400 with hundreds still missing

(Newser) - With close to 400 people killed in the Bangladesh building collapse , it's being called the deadliest garment industry accident ever, the New York Times reports. Rescuers have saved some 2,500 people, but they doubt they'll get much further, leaving thousands of grief-stricken family members clutching only photos... More »

Fire Breaks Out in Bangladesh Factory Rubble

Rescuers created sparks in cutting steel to reach survivors

(Newser) - A fire has broken out in the wreckage of the garment factory that collapsed last week in Bangladesh, with smoke pouring from the piles of shattered concrete and some rescue efforts forced to stop. Officials say the fire broke out because of sparks generated as rescuers tried to cut through... More »

Fleeing Owner of Collapsed Bangladesh Factory Busted

Death toll hits 362 in collapse

(Newser) - The owner of a building that collapsed last week in a deadly heap in a Dhaka suburb was arrested at a border crossing with India today in a dramatic operation by members of an elite commando force, a government minister said. A fleeing Mohammed Sohel Rana was arrested near the... More »

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