Death Toll From Bangladesh Building Collapse Hits 931

Collapsed on April 24, bodies still being recovered


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.