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Rescue Efforts Halted at Collapsed Bangladesh Building

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Last Wednesday, an eight-story commercial building called Rana Plaza, in Savar, Bangladesh, collapsed suddenly with more than 3,000 garment industry workers inside. In the five days since, rescuers have been digging frantically, searching for survivors, rescuing hundreds. As of today, with the confirmed death toll nearing 400, attempts to locate any more survivors have been halted. Eight people have been arrested so far, including the owner of the illegally-constructed facility, who was apparently caught while trying to flee to India yesterday. In the days since the disaster, families displayed photographs as they gathered around the destroyed building, hundreds of their loved ones still listed as missing. [39 photos]

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Rescue workers attempt to rescue garment workers from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 28, 2013. Hope for survivors under the rubble of a building that collapsed outside the capital of Bangladesh faded on Sunday. With more than 900 people still counted as missing fears grew that the death toll could rise far beyond the latest figures. (Reuters/Stringer)
Rescue workers attempt to rescue garment workers from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 28, 2013. Hope for survivors under the rubble of a building that collapsed outside the capital of Bangladesh faded on Sunday. With more than 900 people still counted as missing fears grew that the death toll could rise far beyond the latest figures. (Reuters/Stringer)
People rescue a garment worker who was trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar, on April 24, 2013. (Reuters/Andrew Biraj) #
Workers and firefighters are shrouded in smoke as they prepare to dislodge the debris and fallen ceiling of the garment factory building which collapsed in Savar, on Monday April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) #
Bangladeshi garment workers help evacuate a survivor using lengths of textile as a slide to evacuate from the rubble after the building collapsed, on April 24, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images) #
People gather in front of Rana Plaza building as rescue workers continue their operations in Savar, on April 25, 2013. Survivors from the garment factory that collapsed described a deafening bang and tremors before the eight-floor building crashed down around them. (Reuters/Stringer) #
A Bangladeshi firefighter carries an injured garment worker in Savar, on April 24, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images) #
A hand and foot of lifeless victims trapped in the rubble at the site of a building that collapsed in Savar, Bangladesh, on April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
Volunteers use a length of textile as a slide to move dead victims recovered from the rubble in Savar, on April 25, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images) #
Bodies of garment workers lie among the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, on April 25, 2013. (Reuters/Stringer) #
The body of a Bangladeshi garment worker is carried by rescue workers after being removed from the rubble in Savar, on April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
People and rescuers gather around the collapsed building in Savar, on April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad) #
Bodies of victims of the building collapse lie numbered in a row in Savar, on April 24, 2013. Rescuers tried to cut through the debris with earthmovers, drilling machines and their bare hands. (AP Photo/A.M.Ahad) #
A Bangladeshi youth reacts after seeing the dead body of a relative, after a building collapse in Savar, on April 24, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images) #
Rescurs attempt to aid garment workers in the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, on April 28, 2013. (Reuters/Andrew Biraj) #
Bangladeshi men watch rescue operations in Savar, on April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
Rescue workers attempt to find survivors in the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, on April 27, 2013. (Reuters/Andrew Biraj) #
People gather in a neighboring under-construction building to watch the rescue operation of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka, on April 27, 2013. (Reuters/Stringer) #
A man who was trapped in an eight-story building, rescued after the structure collapsed in Savar, on April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad) #
A Bangladeshi posts a picture of his missing relative at a makeshift morgue in a schoolyard near the collapsed building in Savar, on April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
A relative of a missing Bangladeshi garment worker holds a picture of his loved one as he watches rescue operations, on April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
Relatives of garment workers who were working in the Rana Plaza building when it collapsed, gather around a truck carrying dead bodies, in Savar, on April 27, 2013. (Reuters/Stringer) #
A Bangladeshi civilian rescue volunteer climbs a section of a building that collapsed, on April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
Bangladeshi relatives of workers missing in the building that collapsed on Wednesday hold pictures of loved ones at a makeshift morgue in a schoolyard in Savar, on April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
Rescue and recovery personnel dislodge iron cables of the ceiling of the garment factory building which collapsed in Savar, on April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) #
Rescue workers, army personnel, police and members of media run after they heard someone shouting that a building next to Rana Plaza was collapsing, during a rescue operation in Savar, on April 26, 2013. The building next to Rana Plaza did not collapse. (Reuters/Andrew Biraj) #
Curious onlookers and relatives of missing victims watch from behind a makeshift fence as workers start dislodging parts of the garment factory building which collapsed in Savar, on April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) #
A woman cries out for her missing husband at the site of the garment factory building that collapsed in Savar, on April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) #
A Bangladeshi rescue worker walks on the rubble of the building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, on April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
A survivor is carried into an ambulance while surrounded by onlookers, after being rescued from the garment factory building that collapsed in Savar, on Sunday, April 28, 2013. A fire broke out late Sunday in the wreckage of the garment factory that collapsed last week in Bangladesh, with smoke pouring from the piles of shattered concrete and some of the rescue efforts forced to stop. The fire came four days after the collapse, as rescuers were trying to free a woman they found trapped in the rubble. (AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous) #
Bangladeshi rescue workers rest during operations in a building that collapsed on Wednesday in Savar, on April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
A man holds up a photograph of his missing relative as they plead for help at the site where the garment factory building collapsed, on April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) #
Bangladeshi relatives of missing workers hold pictures of their family members in Savar, on April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
Two young relatives of garment worker Mohammed Abdullah look into his coffin as family members collected his body at a makeshift morgue in a schoolyard near a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, on April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
Rescue workers evacuate a firefighter suffering from smoke inhalation during a fire which broke out in the collapsed building, on April 28, 2013. The fire broke out late Sunday in the wreckage of the garment factory, with smoke pouring from the piles of shattered concrete and some of the rescue efforts forced to stop. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) #
Laboni Khanam, a garment worker rescued from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, lies on a a bed at Enam Medical College in Savar, on April 28, 2013. Workers rescued Laboni, who worked in Phantom Apparel, from the rubble 36 hours after the building collapsed. (Reuters/Andrew Biraj) #
Bangladeshis watch from behind police at the site of the building collapse in Savar, on April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
Mohammed Sohel Rana, the fugitive owner of an illegally-constructed building that collapsed last week in Bangladesh, killing hundreds, is paraded by Rapid Action Battalion commandos for the media along with unidentified alleged accomplices, not pictured, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 28, 2013. Rana was arrested near the border in Benapole in western Bangladesh, just as he was about to flee into India's West Bengal state, said Jahangir Kabir Nanak, junior minister for local government. (AP Photo/Palash Khan) #
Sparks fly as a Bangladeshi rescuer works at the site of the collapse in Savar, on April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad) #
Bangladeshi soldiers stand in the rubble of the collapsed garment factory building in Savar, on April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #
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