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Rana Plaza collapse

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The Rana Plaza collapse was an disaster on 24 April 2013. An eight-story building, the Rana Plaza, collapsed in Savar Upazila, a sub-district near Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1134 people were killed and about 2,500 others were injured.

The building contained clothing factories, other shops and a bank. It collapsed during the morning rush hour. Warnings to avoid using the building because of cracking appearing the day before were ignored, resulting in a tragedy. This was thought to be the worst industrial accident in the history of Bangladesh.[1]

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  1. Edwards, Michael (26 April 2013). "Up to 1,000 feared dead after Bangladesh factory collapse". ABC News (Australia). Retrieved 26 April 2013.