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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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Bangladesh factory disaster death toll rises to 430

Rescue workers attempt to find survivors from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar. Credit: REUTERS/Khurshed Rinku

The death toll from the factory building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh has risen to 430 as rescuers continue to recover bodies from the wreckage.

The mayor of the Bangladesh municipality was suspended from office on Thursday, according to a government minister.

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