Bangladesh probe blames construction for building collapse

A government investigation has found that poor quality construction materials and building code violations were among the "series of irregularities" that caused the collapse of a building housing garment factories last month in Bangladesh.

A Government probe faults the construction materials and code violations for the Bangladesh building collapse.
A Government probe faults the construction materials and code violations for the Bangladesh building collapse. Credit: Reuters

"The owner used extremely poor quality of iron rods and cement," committee head Khandker Mainuddin Ahmed told The Associated Press a day after submitting its report to the government. "There were a series of irregularities."

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