Bangladesh: cement factory collapses

Bangladesh: cement factory collapses
Published: 16 March 2015


The BBC has reported that  a cement factory partially collapsed in Bangladesh killing eight people. The the compound is army-owned and the factory had been under construction when the accident happened. The plant is being constructed by a Chinese-owned firm.

About 70 people were in the building in the port town of Mongla, 200km (125 miles) southwest of the capital Dhaka, when the roof gave way. More than 60 people were rescued and many were taken to hospital. Survivors said dozens of the men had been working on the roof when it collapsed.

In Mongla, rescue co-ordinator Mizamur Rahman told BBC Bengali that six bodies had so far been recovered. Rescuers have seen two more bodies but have not said how many more workers remain missing.