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2013 Savar building collapse

industrial building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh
The building after the disaster

The 2013 Savar building collapse was an incident on 24 April 2013. An eight-story building, the Rana Plaza, collapsed in Savar, a sub-district near Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1129 people died. Another one thousand or more received injuries of varying levels. 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]


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