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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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Arrested engineer warned Dhaka building was 'unsafe'

As the death toll of the Bangladesh factory building that collapsed last Wednesday surpasses 500, the operation continues to recover bodies from the wreckage.

Police have said they have arrested an engineer who warned the day before that the eight-storey complex was unsafe.

Workers search the site of the building collapse

Police said Adbur Razzak had been arrested because he had been involved in the original construction of the building.

His arrest brings the total number of people held over the disaster to nine.

A man holds a picture of his relatives

Relatives of people presumed to have died face the daunting task of identifying their loved ones among lines of bodies that have been recovered.

A woman looks at a body recovered in the rubble. Credit: Reuters

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