Rana Plaza death toll at 1,127
Tribune Online Report

Separated body parts also found

  • The collapsed Rana Plaza where more than 1,100 workers were killed 
    Photo- Dhaka Tribune

The death toll in the Rana Plaza collapse now stands at 1,127, according to the Directorate of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to the ISPR, 1,115 people are believed to have died on the spot and 12 in various hospitals. Body parts of seven more people were also found in the rubble.

A total of 234 unidentified bodies have been buried at the Jurain graveyard, 834 dead bodies were handed over to their families and 59 bodies are being kept in morgues.

Among those rescued alive, 1,646 have been treated at different hospitals and 297 of them are still in the hospitals.

Rana Plaza, which housed five garment factories, a market and a bank branch, collapsed after factory owners forced several thousand workers to work even though the building was marked unsafe the day before, after cracks developed on some pillars and floors.

The army has announced that rescue operations will be concluded tomorrow and the site will be handed over to the local administration 6pm on Tuesday, Captain Tajul from the Savar control room confirmed to Dhaka Tribune.

A formal announcement may come from ISPR in the press conference scheduled to be held at the site at 8pm Monday.

The ISPR official also said a special dua mahfil prayer will be held at 12:45pm Tuesday at Adhar Chandra School premises for the departed.

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