Rescuers in Bangladesh have ended their search for victims of a collapsed garment factory, bringing the death toll to at least 73.
The head of the Army rescue operation (Brigadier General Nizam Ahmed) said today (Tuesday) searchers had cleared all the rubble and dug out the last body. The officer said there was no chance of finding any other dead bodies.
Since the building collapsed last Monday in Palashbari, northwest of Dhaka, searchers have found at least 73 corpses and rescued about 100 people.
Officials say the collapse was likely caused by a boiler explosion. Engineers who inspected the factory said poor quality building materials and faulty construction on low-lying marsh land had led to its collapse.