Bangladesh factory death toll tops 600

More than 600 people have died as a result of the garment-factory building collapse in Dhaka last month.
More than 600 people have died as a result of the garment-factory building collapse in Dhaka last month. Credit: Reuters

More than 600 people have died as a result of the garment-factory building collapse in Dhaka last month.

Officials have now recovered 610 bodies from the wreckage.

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