Heartbreaking, Horrific Images Of The Bangladesh Factory Collapse

The death toll has passed 400, but hundreds more remain unaccounted for as cleanup and protests rage on in Dhaka. WARNING: Graphic images ahead.

1. On Wednesday, garment workers in Bangladesh united to protest last week’s horrific factory collapse. Protestors are demanding the death penalty for Sohel Rana, the owner of Rana Plaza, which housed five factories.

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2. WARNING: Graphic images follow.

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3. Here’s Sohel Rana headed to a hearing on Tuesday in Dhaka wearing handcuffs and police riot gear.

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Bangladeshi media say Rana was involved in illegal activity relating to guns and drugs. The New York Times reports that “it appears that the tragedy could have been averted if the frantic warnings of an engineer who examined the building the day before had been heeded.” Many of the workers at Rana Plaza made as little as $40 a month.

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4. As of Wednesday, the death toll had reached 410 and continues to rise.

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Hundreds more bodies are thought to be trapped in the rubble. Unidentified victims were buried in a mass grave Wednesday.

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5. Hundreds attended the funeral, held in a suburb outside of Dhaka.

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10. Meanwhile, hundreds more continue to mourn their missing relatives.

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They gather holding photos of their loved ones.

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In addition to the hundreds who lost their lives in the collapse, around 2,500 people were injured.

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13. Photos of the missing are plastered to a wall in Savar, 19 miles outside of Dhaka.

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14. Protesters who want Rana dead continue to march through the streets of Bangladesh.

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16. Authorities are trying to keep the protests under control with batons.

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17. Many ran through a drain to escape police.

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19. Huge crowds continue to gather outside the wreckage site.

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20. A dog squad roams the wreckage, looking for survivors.

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22. This is the ceiling of the eight-story factory.

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23. Human remains continue to be removed from the rubble.

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Authorities have given up hope on finding more survivors.

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