Rescuers have now recovered at least 73 bodies from the rubble of a collapsed Bangladeshi garment factory.
The badly decomposed bodies were retrieved overnight Sunday as the focus of the operation switched from a rescue effort to a cleanup exercise. Officials say the collapse last Monday in Palashbari, northwest of Dhaka, was likely caused by a boiler explosion.
Although it is still not clear how many employees were in the building, about 100 more bodies are thought to remain under the mountain of bricks and concrete slabs. Authorities say there is little hope of finding anyone alive.
Hundreds of grieving relatives, many holding photographs of their missing loved ones, crowded the site as police brought in additional coffins in case more bodies are found. Some of the corpses could be identified only by their clothes, mobile telephones and other personal effects.