Toll in Bangladesh building collapse climbs to 275

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi authorities say 275 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a building that collapsed in the country’s worst ever disaster for its notoriously unsafe garment industry.

Brig. Gen. Mohammed Siddiqul Alam Shikder said Friday morning that 61 survivors have been rescued since Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say more than 2,000 people have been rescued from the building since it collapsed Wednesday. Police had ordered it evacuated because the walls were cracking, but authorities allege that factory managers flouted the order.

Shikder said some of the dead were unrecognizable because of decomposition. He’s head of the rescue operation.

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