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Building collapse kills 110 in Bangladesh

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New Delhi, Apr 24 (EFE).- At least 110 people, the majority of them workers, were killed when a building housing four garment factories collapsed Wednesday in Bangladesh, officials said.

The collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza, located on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, also injured between 600 and 800 people, media reports said.

The building collapsed in the early morning hours in Savar, a town about 24 kilometers (some 15 miles) northwest of the capital, deputy Dhaka fire chief Selim Newaj told Efe.

The building collapse is one of the worst industrial accidents in the Asian country's history.

Firefighters, police and soldiers pulled about 150 people out of the rubble, Newaj said.

Rescue workers continue searching for survivors in the building's rubble.

Some people are still trapped in the rubble, but it is not known how many, Newaj said.

Up to 2,000 people may have been in the building, which also housed a market and electronics stores, when it collapsed, media reports said.

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