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Firms back Bangladesh safety plan

The owner of TopShop has joined other retailers including Primark and H&M in signing up to a deal on better safety checks in Bangladesh aimed at preventing any repeats of the building collapse that left more than 1,000 workers dead.

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Case filed against owners of collapsed building in Dhaka

Dhaka city development authority has filed a case against the owners of a building that collapsed yesterday for faulty construction.

It filed another case against the owner and the five garments factories housed in the building for causing unlawful death, police chief Habibur Rahman said.

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president Mohammad Atiqul Islam said there were 3,122 workers in the factories when the collapse occurred, despite the fact that local officials indicated cracks had been found in the building the day before.

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