Bangladesh

Death Toll From Bangladesh Building Collapse Hits 931

Collapsed on April 24, bodies still being recovered

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The death toll in Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster rose to 931 on Thursday as rescuers overnight pulled out 97 more decomposed bodies from sandwiched floors of the ill-fated eight-storey building that collapsed last month.

"Ninety seven more bodies were retrieved since last night … the figure now stands at 931," an official of the make-shift army control room told PTI as the military-led salvage operation entered the 16th day on Thursday.