Dramatic Photos: Building Collapses in Bangladesh

An eight-story block housing factories and a shopping center collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Wednesday April 24th, killing almost 100 people and injuring hundreds.

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People and rescuers gather after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday, April 24th. Many were killed and many more are feared trapped in the rubble.
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NBC News reported that around 2,000 people were suspected to be in the building prior to the collapse, 700 of which to have sustained injuries and over 70 as confirmed dead, a number that is suspected to climb. Here, relatives mourn a victim at the site of the collapse.
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Rescue workers carry a young victim's body after the collapse. Firefighters and army personnel worked frantically through the morning at the Rana Plaza building to rescue people trapped inside.
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A man is rescued from the rubble of the eight-story building collapse. NBC News reported that the man in charge of the area's police station had said factory owners appeared to have ignored a warning not to allow their workers into the building after a crack was detected in the block on Tuesday.
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Rescuers help carry a woman away from the rubble after the collapse of the eight-story block. Bangladesh's booming garment industry has faced similar tragedies. Eight years ago, dozens died when a garment factory in the same area collapsed. Just this last November, 112 workers were killed in a blaze at a factory in an industrial suburb of Dhaka.
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A survivor reacts in pain as he is carried by a rescuer.
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Relatives were seen mourning victims at the site of the collapse.
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Rescuers carry a woman with a piece of fabric after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed.
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Rescue workers use pieces of clothes to bring down a survivor.
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Rescue workers pull a woman out from the rubble after the collapse.
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A victim's body is trapped in rubble after the collapse. Rescuers spent hours trying to rescue and revive those trapped and injured by the collapse of the eight-story building.
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Here, rescuers assist an injured woman after the collapse. Although the cause of the collapse is still unknown, NBC News reports that buildings in the crowded city of Dhaka are sometimes erected without permission and many do not comply with construction regulations.
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