Collapse of safety

Print edition : May 31, 2013

Rana Plaza, the collapsed building, housed five garment factories and some 300 shops. Photo: A.M. Ahad/AP

Bodies trapped under the rubble. Photo: REUTERS

Relatives trying to identify the bodies of victims. Photo: Ashraful Alam Tito/AP

Sohel Rana, the owner of the nine-storey building that collapsed at Savar near Dhaka on April 24. Photo: Palash Khan/AP

Portraits of missing garment workers posted on the walls of a school in Savar. Photo: Wong Maye-E/AP

A firefighter carries an injured garment worker. Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP

Garment workers help evacuate a survivor using a long piece of textile as a slide. Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP

A protest demanding the death penalty for those responsible for the building collapse. Photo: Wong Maye-E/AP

In a garment factory in Dhaka on April 29. The sector accounts for 80 per cent of the country's exports. Photo: Bloomberg

A building collapses, killing 500 people and leaving several maimed for life and, in the process, bringing to the world’s notice the horrible working conditions in the country’s garment industry.
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