Cranes called in at Bangladesh disaster site: fire chief

Bangladesh rescue teams working at the site of a collapsed factory bloc have called in heavy-lifting equipment with hopes of finding more survivors fading, fire chief Ahmed Ali told AFP Sunday.

"Apparently there is no more sign of life under the rubble," he said. "Together with the army we have decided to use heavy equipment like cranes to remove the debris and slabs vertically from mid-day today.

"Our hope is that we may still find some people alive under the debris."