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Building collapse death toll rises to ten

The death toll in the December 8 building collapse here has increased to 10 as five more bodies have been found under the rubble.

world Updated: Dec 18, 2007 12:53 IST

The death toll in the December 8 building collapse here has increased to 10 as five more bodies have been found under the rubble.

The fire service and civil defence officials found the bodies on the fourth floor of the partially collapsed 22-storeyed Rangs building, The Independent daily reported Tuesday.

Search for more bodies at the site was going on until Monday night, the report said.

The partly demolished building collapsed on December 8 nights, when the 14th floor caved in on to the 13th floor.

The demolition work of the upper storeys of the $100 million (7 billion taka) building started Aug 3 after the Supreme Court of Bangladesh declared the construction beyond the sixth floor illegal.