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Protesters targeted Primark's flagship store in London on Saturday, demanding compensation for the hundreds of workers killed when a factory complex collapsed in Bangladesh.

More than 300 people died and thousands had to be rescued when the eight-storey building crumbled in the capital Dhaka on Wednesday.

It emerged later that the high street giant occupied a floor of the building and that workers were suppliers to the brand.
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A fire broke out at the wreckage of the clothes factory that collapsed last week in Bangladesh, hampering rescue efforts as survivors were still pulled from the rubble.

Flames broke out when sparks were generated by rescuers trying to cut through a steel rod to reach a woman found trapped four days after the eight-storey building collapsed near the country’s capital Dhaka, killing at least 360 people, with three rescue workers injured in the fire.

The fire forced rescuers away from the affected area, but they are still searching for any other possible survivors elsewhere among the piles of shattered concrete.

The fire came hours after the fugitive owner of the illegally-constructed complex was arrested on the border with India.

Mohammed Sohel Rana had been in hiding since Wednesday’s disaster at the Rana Plaza, in Savar in the suburbs of the capital Dhaka.

However, government minister Jahangir Kabir Nanak announced this morning that he had been captured a day after factory bosses Mahbubur Rahman Tapas and Balzul Samad Adnan gave themselves up and Bazlus Samad was arrested.

Mr Nanak added that Rana was caught in Benapole, on the border with India’s West Bengal state and officers were taking him back to the Bangladeshi capital in a helicopter.

Rana is accused of having illegally added three floors to the five-storey complex and of general negligence over the safety of the complex.

His arrest by the Rapid Action Battalion was greeted with huge cheers as it was announced on loudspeakers at the factory block.

Meanwhile, rescue workers are desperately toiling to save nine people they have found amid the rubble.

As the likelihood of finding any more survivors from the wreckage grows slimmer by the hour, a group of rescuers are using light machinery to try and save the panic-stricken factory staff.

Major general Chowdhury Hassan Sohrawardi, who is coordinating the rescue operation, said: ‘The chances of finding people alive are dimming, so we have to step up our rescue operation to save any valuable life we can.’

The major added that if his teams were unable to pull the nine survivors out alive, heavy machinery would be called in to bore a hole into the top of the building ‘within hours’.

He said: ‘In this stage, we have no other choice but to use some heavy equipment.

‘We will start it within a few hours. Manual operation and use of small equipment is not enough.’

As the stench of rotting corpses is leaving rescuers nauseous, Mahbubar Rahman, the fire services chief, said they were using their bare hands to dig tunnels in fear of causing the building to collapse further.

He added: ‘There are many dead bodies but our top priority is finding those who may still be alive.

‘There are some survivors. We can hear their feeble cries or hear them talking to each other.

‘Pillars and beams are the biggest problem. Sometimes, even if we can locate survivors, we can’t reach them because of these beams. They take a lot of time to cut through.’

One ray of hope to emerge from the disaster came from the news that a female worker had given birth to a healthy baby boy while she was trapped under rubble.

A rescuer named Didar Hossain said she had been rescued six hours after the complex collapsed.

‘She gave birth while inside the building. She was about 26 or 27 years old,’ he said.

‘When we found her she said “Please save my baby first”.

‘The baby was crying. The umbilical cord was still there.

‘After bringing them out, we placed the baby in a cloth. There were other women around who took the responsibility to cut the umbilical cord.’

Garment workers took to the streets of Dhakar yesterday to vent their fury at the disaster and at the terrible working conditions of the factory staff.

There was also a protest outside the Marble Arch branch of Primark, which has clothes made in the Rana Plaza, calling for the victims’ families to be given compensation.

More than 900 workers remain unaccounted for.

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They are not thick, they just don't care. Why would they? They only care about profit and wealth just like the/all government(s). Its the multi nationals and factory owners (the idle rich) who fund election campaigns and the polititions lavish holidays in the bahamas. As long as we keep buying their products nothing will change. It's easy to pin the blame a thousand miles away while ignoring the primarks and walmarts on our own streets
They are thick.

The building has an extra 3 storeys on top of the existing ones, which were probably inadequate from the start.

Not caring about a few thousand metric tonnes above several hundred peoples heads is the definition of thick in my book.

This isn't about Primark or wallmart, that is a poor excuse to divert the cause of the problem. Those people should be glad we even have companies going over there to fleece them for all their worth.

It is a completely different matter when a building is built so poorly to house them.

As a matter of fact, I bet the building existed before Primark ever did so the whole argument about sweat shop conditions is null and void.

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They are thick.

The building has an extra 3 storeys on top of the existing ones, which were probably inadequate from the start.

Not caring about a few thousand metric tonnes above several hundred peoples heads is the definition of thick in my book.

This isn't about Primark or wallmart, that is a poor excuse to divert the cause of the problem. Those people should be glad we even have companies going over there to fleece them for all their worth.

It is a completely different matter when a building is built so poorly to house them.

As a matter of fact, I bet the building existed before Primark ever did so the whole argument about sweat shop conditions is null and void.
Its not thick at all, its that in the eyes of the Company the cost of putting up a proper structure outweighs the lives of 400 people.
This has everything to do with the wallmarts of the World, and our desire to buy cheap shit at the expense of people making $1 for a 12 hour day.


Free trade and globalization, the end of our middle class and the chance for greedy corporations to exploit 3rd world nations like never before.

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They are not thick, they just don't care. Why would they? They only care about profit and wealth just like the/all government(s). Its the multi nationals and factory owners (the idle rich) who fund election campaigns and the polititions lavish holidays in the bahamas. As long as we keep buying their products nothing will change. It's easy to pin the blame a thousand miles away while ignoring the primarks and walmarts on our own streets

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The Dhaka court lawyers have decided to not stand for Mohammad Sohel Rana, owner of the collapsed multi-storey building at Savar which have left over 380 people dead so far.

No lawyers argued his case on Monday when he was presented before the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Wasim Sheikh.

One of them, Barrister Sheikh Abu Musa Mohammad Arif tried to speak for Rana, but the others present in the courtroom stopped him.

Police had pleaded for 20 days to grill Sohel Rana. The court, however, granted 15 days to question him.

Later, Dhaka Bar Association General Secretary Khurshed Mia Alam told reporters, "No Dhaka Bar lawyers will not fight for this criminal."

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Its not thick at all, its that in the eyes of the Company the cost of putting up a proper structure outweighs the lives of 400 people.
This has everything to do with the wallmarts of the World, and our desire to buy cheap shit at the expense of people making $1 for a 12 hour day.


Free trade and globalization, the end of our middle class and the chance for greedy corporations to exploit 3rd world nations like never before.
Um, why construct a building when there are hundreds to choose from already? Location is crucial and so is the workforce and transport.

Companies that use third world labour do so because they want to make a quick buck but they wont build a new building to house their factory unless some special campaign was made but even then, nobody cares.

These companies do well because people buy stuff. It will never change.

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Um, why construct a building when there are hundreds to choose from already? Location is crucial and so is the workforce and transport.

Companies that use third world labour do so because they want to make a quick buck but they wont build a new building to house their factory unless some special campaign was made but even then, nobody cares.

These companies do well because people buy stuff. It will never change.


In this case building a deathtrap was the cheaper option..... It all boils down to dollars over people's lives.
These companies prosper at the expense of our middle class, and 3rd world nations.

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Bangladesh Building Collapse Death Toll Passes 1,000

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Bangladeshi officials say the death toll from the collapse of the garment factory building two weeks ago has climbed to more than 1,000.

An army officer overseeing the operation just outside Dhaka, the capital, told the French news agency that a "huge number" of bodies have been found in the stairwells and under the staircases of the building.

Brigadier General Sissiqul Alam Sikder told AFP "each time we moved a slab of concrete, we found a stack of bodies."

Officials say the running of several heavy generators on upper floors may have contributed to the collapse because the structure was not built to support them.



Authorities have arrested at least nine people in the aftermath of the accident.

The Bangladesh government says it has shut down 18 garment factories for safety reasons following the April 24 collapse of the building that housed five garment factories.

On Wednesday, eight people died in a garment factory fire in the the capital.

The fire erupted it the Tung Hai Sweater Factory after most workers had gone home.

Bangladesh's $20-billion textile industry accounts for nearly 80 percent of the country's exports.
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SHIRT/ BLOUSE

01. TEXMAN I/S, DENMARK
02. ITD SRL, ITALY
03. PELLEGRINI AEC SRL, ITALY
04. SIPLEC, FRANCE
05. MATALAN RETAIL LTD, UK
06. M/S.LOBLAWS INC, CANADA
07. DE BLASIO SPA, ITALY
08. TRIMARK SPORTSWEAR GROUP LTD,CANADA
09. PREMIER CLOTHING LTD, UK
10. KT GROUP INC, USA
11. YVES DORSEY SA, FRANCE
12. THE CHILDREN'S PLACE (CANADA) INC,CANADA
13. QUELLE GMBH, GERMANY
14. MANGO (PUNTO FA ) , SPAIN
15. LOBLAWS INC , CANADA
16. BENETTON ASIA PACIFIC LTD , HONKONG

PANT/TROUSER

01. MATALAN RETAIL LTD, UK
02. M/S.LOBLAWS INC, CANADA
03. PRIMARK STORES LTD, IRELAND
04. POETICGEM LTD, UK
05. GRABAL ALOK (UK) LTD, UK
06. BON MARCH LTD. UK
07. MANGO (PUNTO FA ) , SPAIN
08. LOBLAWS INC ,CANADA
09. 2744651 CANADA INF/UFO ,CANADA
10. DRESS BARN INC ,USA
11. POETICGEM LTD, UK
PELLEGRINI AEC SRL, contacted a newspaper and pointed out that they're no longer in business with them since 2010.

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Woman Found Alive After 17 Days in Bangladesh in Rubble

Bangladesh: Woman Found Alive After 17 Days

Workers clearing a collapsed building site in Bangladesh rescue a woman from the rubble of a Muslim prayer room in the complex.

5:36pm UK
Friday 10 May, 2013

Video: The woman appears to be in reasonable condition after her 17-day ordeal

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Rescuers in Bangladesh have found a survivor in the rubble of a clothing factory that collapsed 17 days ago.

Bangladeshi television channels broadcast live footage of emergency service workers pulling the woman out from the debris, as onlookers burst into cheers.

The woman, called Reshma, was discovered on the second floor of the eight-storey Rana Plaza building in the capital Dhaka, where crews had been focusing on recovering bodies, not rescuing survivors, for much of the past two weeks.

"I heard voices of the rescue workers for the past several days.

"I kept hitting the wreckage with sticks and rods just to attract their attention," she told a TV company from her hospital bed.

The woman is carried by rescuers to an ambulance on a stretcher, photo below.

"No one heard me. It was so bad for me. I never dreamed I'd see the daylight again," she said.

"There was some dried food around me. I ate the dried food for 15 days. The last two days I had nothing but water. I used to drink only a limited quantity of water to save it. I had some bottles of water around me," she said.

She was discovered in the wreckage of a Muslim prayer room in the building and army officials immediately ordered the cranes and bulldozers to stop work.

Once Reshma finally got their attention, the crews ordered the cranes and bulldozers to immediately stop work and used handsaws and welding and drilling equipment to cut through the iron rod and debris still trapping her.

They gave her water, oxygen and saline as they worked to free her, using handsaws to cut through the rubble, as hundreds of people who had been engaged in the grim job of removing decomposing bodies from the site, raised their hands together in prayer.

"Allah, you are the greatest, you can do anything. Please allow us all to rescue the survivor just found," said a man on a loudspeaker leading the prayers. "We seek apology for our sins. Please pardon us, pardon the person found alive."

Abdur Razzak, a warrant officer with the military's engineering department who first spotted her in the wreckage, said she was in a remarkably good condition and could even walk.

"She was fine, no injuries. She was just trapped. The space was wide," said Lt Col Moyeen, an army official at the scene.

The building was in Savar, near the capital, Dhaka

Reshma told her rescuers there were no more survivors in her area. Workers began tearing through the nearby rubble anyway, hoping to find another person alive.

Sky's Foreign Affairs Correspondent Lisa Holland said, "What's really remarkable about the story ... is that the authorities had said that they were going to call off the search for survivors at the end of today and send the bulldozers in as from tomorrow.

"So, with the clock against them, they heard the remarkable cries for help of this woman who somehow had become trapped between a fallen beam and a column and that somehow gave her some sort of pocketed protection and enabled her to survive for 17 days."

More than 2,500 people have been rescued in the immediate aftermath of the collapse. However, the death toll has now risen to more than 1,000.

The collapse is already the world's deadliest garment industry disaster and one of the worst industrial accidents.

The disaster has raised alarm about the often deadly working conditions in Bangladesh's $20bn (£13bn) garment industry, which provides clothing for major retailers around the globe.

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Imagine 17 days trapped not knowing if the building would collapse, not knowing if u would live or die.

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