Owner of Collapsed Bangladesh Clothing Factory Arrested Attempting to Leave the Country

The owner of the collapsed clothing factory building in Bangladesh has been captured attempting to flee the country to India. Mohammed Sohel Rana had been on the run since the disaster last week, and will face charges of criminal negligence. On Sunday, a fire at the site put a temporary halt to rescue efforts, where hundreds are still believed to be trapped in the rubble. The death toll of the tragedy is approaching 400.

The day before the eight-story building collapsed, cracks in the structure appeared that were so large that they drew the attention of local TV reporters and area police, who ordered that the factory be closed. But when workers showed up the next morning, factory managers demanded that they enter the building and begin working. It’s also been revealed that parts of the building were built without permits. The collapse highlights the dangers and poor working conditions associated with Bangladesh’s $20 billion clothing industry …

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