Shafiq Alam
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/ 25 February 2006

Five-storey building collapses in Bangladesh

A five-storey building undergoing renovations collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and injuring 45, the army said. The building housed a garment-making outlet and street-level shops. Police said many workers were inside the building at the time of the collapse but had no exact tally.

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/ 17 August 2005

Two killed as 350 bombs explode in Bangladesh

About 350 small bombs exploded within an hour of each other across Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring more than 100 in an unprecedented attack initially linked to banned Islamic extremists. The bombs, which killed a man and a 10-year-old boy, exploded in almost all of Bangladesh’s 64 towns and cities.

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/ 13 April 2005

Fading hopes for survivors in collapsed building

Hopes were fading on Wednesday for more than 100 people feared trapped in a collapsed Bangladesh factory as rescuers raced against the clock to reach anyone still alive in the rubble. Officials said it is possible for people trapped in voids to survive for up to four days. Twenty-eight bodies have so far been recovered.