Building collapse death toll hits 810

Forty-nine bodies were recovered from the debris of the collapsed Rana Plaza on Wednesday, taking the death toll from the disastrous building collapse to 810.Rescuers recovered the 49 bodies from the wreckage from 6am to 8pm today, said sources at the Army control room set up at Mansur Market in Savar bus stand area.
Of the recovered corpses, 594 were handed over to the families while 62 have been kept on the Savar Adhar Chandra Model High School ground. Seventy-nine unidentified bodies after taking DNA samples have been buried at Jurain Graveyard so that family members of the dead can later find them. Most of the bodies recovered on Wednesday were decomposed and beyond recognition.
A total of 2,437 people have been rescued alive so far from the rubble of the building. Of them, nine succumbed to their injuries at different hospitals.
The second phase of the rescue operation by using heavy equipment continued for the ninth consecutive day Wednesday.
Meanwhile, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 9th Infantry Division Major General Chowdhury Hasan Suhrawardy, who is coordinating the rescue operation, at a press briefing said the second phase rescue operation might be completed within two days.
The eight-storey building came down crashing on April 24. UNB

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