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Dhaka Tribune

Arrest Sohel Rana, factory owners immediately: PM

Update : 26 Apr 2013, 12:28 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered the law enforcement agencies to arrest Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza, and the owners of five garment factories which were housed in that building.

“The prime minister has ordered the top officials of the law enforcement agencies to arrest the owners of Rana Plaza and the garment factories operating in the building immediately,” Mahbubul Haque Shakil, a special assistant (media) to the prime minister told the Dhaka Tribune.

Over 300 people, mostly female garment workers, were killed while more than 2,000 were injured as the eight-storey Rana Plaza collapsed on Wednesday in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital.

Even 57 hours after the collapse, the combined rescue operations is still underway as, according to the police, hundreds are still trapped under the ruins.

The workers who were rescued from the building claimed that the officials of the garment factories forced them to join work on Wednesday although they refused at first to enter the factoriesafter seeing the cracks which had developed in the building on Tuesday.




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