DHAKA - The death toll from the collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh rose to 1,125 on Sunday after 15 more bodies were found in the rubble overnight, 19 days after the disaster struck.
Senior government official Zillur Chowdhury told AFP that the death toll in one of the world's worst industrial disasters "stands at 1,125" and could rise further as cranes and bulldozers have yet to move all the rubble. More than 3,000 garment workers were on shift at the nine-storey Rana Plaza complex, where they made clothing for Western retailers including Britain's Primark and Spain's Mango when the building caved in on April 24. Officials overseeing the disaster operation have said a total of 2,438 people have been rescued from the ruins of the building which housed a total of five garment factories.