More bodies were found overnight in the collapsed garment factory in Bangladesh, raising the toll to 450. The official number of missing was still at 149, though unofficial estimates are higher.
Ismail Ferdous / AP
More bodies were found overnight in a collapsed building in Bangladesh, raising the toll to 450 as workers carefully used cranes Friday to remove the concrete rubble.
"We are still proceeding cautiously so that we get the bodies intact," said Maj. Gen. Chowdhury Hassan Suhwardy, the commander of the area's army garrison supervising the rescue operation.
The official number of missing was still at 149 though unofficial estimates are higher.
The collapse of the eight-story building housing five garment factories on its upper floors has become the deadliest disaster for Bangladesh's $20 billion-a-year garment industry that supplies global retailers.
Building owner Mohammed Sohel Rana is under arrest and expected to be charged with negligence, illegal construction and forcing workers to join work, which are punishable by a maximum of seven years in jail. Authorities have not said if more serious crimes will be added.