Tongi police station’s Sub Inspector Suman Bhakta confirmed the recovery yesterday. The SI said Tk102,755 had been recovered intact and Tk7,000 worth of burned notes as well as some other assets were found in the rubble on Thursday afternoon. The money is now being held by Gazipur City Corporation.
About 800 tonnes of rubble and 80 empty drums have been removed from the factory’s ruins.
From the evening of September 11, rescuers have been searching for 10 missing factory workers.
Army members have been working alongside the Fire Service and the city corporation to help speed up the clearing.
On the early morning of September 10, the factory caught fire after one or several reported explosions were heard. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control by the evening of the next day.
At least 34 have been killed in the fire, while another 40 have been injured. The 10 missing employees have not yet been found.