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April 25, 2013
Bangladesh building collapse kills more than 200

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) - An eight story building housing garment factories near the Bangladeshi capital collapsed Wednesday, killing at least 200 people. The disaster, just five months after a garment factory fire killed 112 people, has drawn renewed attention to the notoriously unsafe conditions in Bangladesh's $20 billion clothing industry that supplies retailers around the world. The disasters also highlight failings in the retail industry's system of factory audits that are meant to ensure unsafe factories are not used.

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A Bangladeshi woman survivor is lifted out of the rubble by rescuers on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the site of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Bangladeshi people gather as rescuers look for survivors and victims at the site of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh,Thursday, April 25, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Bangladeshi rescuers work at the site of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh,Thursday, April 25, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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A Bangladeshi rescue worker takes a break at the site of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh,Thursday, April 25, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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A Bangladeshi relative of a victim cries at the site of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh,Thursday, April 25, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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A Bangladeshi rescuer looking for survivors emerges from beneath a concrete slab of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh,Thursday, April 25, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Bangladeshi people watch as rescuers use a piece of fabric to lower the body of a woman after she was discovered inside a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh,Thursday, April 25, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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A victim's body lies amid rubble at the site of a collapsed garment factory in Savar, Bangladesh,Thursday, April 25, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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People and rescuers gather after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Dozens were killed and many more are feared trapped in the rubble. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Bangladeshi soldiers use an earthmover during a rescue operation at the site of a building that collapsed a building collapse in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Rescue workers and people look for survivors after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Rescue workers and people look for survivors after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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A crowd gathers to watch rescue work at the site of a building that collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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A man who was trapped in an collapsed eight-story building housing several garment factories is reccued in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Rescuers look for survivors in the debris of a building that collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Rescue workers use clothes to bring down survivors and bodies after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Rescue workers use pieces of clothes to bring down a survivor after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Rescuers carry a survivor out from the debris of a building that collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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A woman, facing the camera on right, who was trapped in a collapsed eight-story building housing several garment factories, is recued in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Rescuers carry a survivor out from the debris of a building that collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Rescuers assist an injured woman after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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A survivor reacts in pain as he is carried by a rescuer after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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A Bangladeshi woman cries as she waits for news of relatives trapped in a building that collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Relatives mourn a victim at the site after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Relatives mourn a victim at the site after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad
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Bangladeshis walk past bodies of victims to identify relatives who died in a building collapse in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. AP / A.M. Ahad

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