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Apr 24, 2013 4:59 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Official: 70 dead in Bangladesh building collapse


SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh's health minister says 70 people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a building housing several garment factories near the capital.

Health Minister A.F.M. Ruhal Haque said that by Wednesday afternoon 70 bodies had been removed from the eight-story building. Rescuers said they had saved 600 other people from the rubble, but feared more remained inside.

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