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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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Death toll from Dhaka factory collapse 'passes 700'

Rescue workers look for trapped garment workers in the Rana Plaza building Credit: Reuters/Andrew Biraj

Officials in Dhaka, Bangladesh say that the death toll from the collapse of a clothing factory has now passed 700.

Funerals have been taking place for some of the victims of the collapse which happened almost two weeks ago.

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