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Dhaka factory victims' wait for compensation goes on

Six months after the world’s worst garment factory disaster at the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, ITV News has returned to the country to meet those still waiting for compensation.

More than 1,100 people were killed and almost 1,300 injured after the eight-storey building near Dhaka collapsed in April.

Crowds gather at the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh Credit: Reuters

Shukrani - lost daughter

This is Shukrani. Her 18-year-old daughter Josni had moved to Dhaka from their village a few years ago to find work and a new life in the capital's booming garment trade.

Josni was killed when the factory collapsed. Her body is among the many hundreds still unidentified.

Shukrani has taken out a loan in order to move to Dhaka and start the compensation process Credit: ITV News

Shukrani has travelled to Dhaka to complete the DNA process to find her daughter's remains, as part of the compensation claim process.

She has taken out a loan to stay in lodgings while she is there. We met her at the Rana Plaza site, where she goes most days in search of answers.

Razia - lost son

This is Razia. She lost her son when the Dhaka factory collapsed. Her daughter-in-law has left and she now cares for her two grandchildren: 11-year-old Jewel and eight-year-old Shanta.

Razia is caring for her two grandchildren following the death of her son Credit: ITV News

She too is waiting for the results of a DNA test that she hopes will identify her son's body and may allow her to receive more compensation.

She says: "We are crying in the streets but nobody is listening to our words. The two children are starving."

Rubel - lost father

This is seven-year-old Rubel. He lives with his aunt Nurbana because his mother died a few years ago and his father lost his life in the factory disaster.

His aunt says she struggles to look after him but he is her sister's boy and she would rather turn to begging than turn him out onto the streets.

Seven-year-old Rubel's father died in the Dhaka factory collapse Credit: ITV News

Rubel showed ITV News the form he was given when he gave his own DNA sample to help identify his father's body. They hope an identification will make them eligible for more financial support.

So far, Nurbana says they have only received two 20-kilo bags of rice.

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