Death toll in Bangladesh building collapse passes 400

The number of people killed in the collapse of a factory building on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has passed 400, officials say, BBC reports.

A senior army official also said that a list of 149 people still missing had been compiled from relatives.

Thousands marched in May Day parades in Dhaka on Wednesday, demanding the death penalty for the building’s owner.

The Rana Plaza, which housed five factories, collapsed last Wednesday – the nation’s worst industrial disaster.

Police officials confirmed that 399 bodies had been pulled from the wreckage, while another three people had died in hospital.

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