Death Toll in Bangladesh Factory Collapse Rises Over 380
A Bangladesh court gave police 15 days to interrogate the owner of a building that collapsed last week, killing at least 382 people, as rescuers used heavy machinery to cut through the destroyed structure after giving up hopes of finding more survivors.
Mohammed Sohel Rana, who was arrested Sunday as he tried to flee to India, will be held for questioning on charges of negligence, illegal construction and forcing workers to join work.
The illegally constructed, 8-story Rana Plaza collapsed Wednesday morning as thousands of people worked inside in five garment factories. About 2,500 survivors have been accounted for.