June 3rd, 2010
10:14 AM ET

Officials: 25 killed in Bangladesh building collapse

Rescue workers pulled 25 bodies from the rubble of a four-story building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Twenty-five people were killed in the collapse of a four-story building in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, authorities said Thursday.

Fire officials said they had completed their rescue operation after pulling the 25 bodies from the rubble, two days after the building fell and destroyed nearby shanties. Most of the dead were in the shanties, Bangladesh’s online newspaper bdnews24.com reported.

According to a report from the Malaysian national news agency Bernama, the building was not constructed according to code, with additional construction above its original three-story height completed just a week ago.

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  1. TONG

    THE MOON THE EARTH THE STAR YEAH THE STAR

    June 5, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. TONG

    THE CLOUD THE RAIN THE LIGHTNING THE FIRE THE AIR THE WATER THE FEEL THE TOUCH THE TASTE THE SIGHT THE HEAR , THE SMELL THE INHALE THE EXHALE ALL THOSE THING AT UP

    June 5, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. TONG

    IF ONE WANT TO BE STRONG FIRST ONE GOT TO LEARN HOW TO BE WEAK THAT THE SECRET OF WISDOM ONE FOUNDATION PASS DOWN FROM THE PASS THOUSAND AND THOUSAND OF YEARS PASS BY

    June 5, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. iftiks01

    This is not a good thing to see buildings in Bangladesh especailly most of Dhaka not complying the national building code. Few people like rich businessmen are too greedy for money. As being from Bangladesh living in overseas I don't like seeing people struggle for little things...

    June 16, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
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