PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Monday, April 29, 2013

Hopes Fade For More Rescues In Building Collapse

Workers and firefighters are shrouded in smoke as they prepare to dislodge the debris and fallen ceiling of the garment factory building in Savar, Bangladesh, on Monday, April 29, 2013. (Wong Maye-E/AP)

Workers and firefighters are shrouded in smoke as they prepare to dislodge the debris and fallen ceiling of the garment factory building in Savar, Bangladesh, on Monday, April 29, 2013. (Wong Maye-E/AP)

More than 380 people are now believed to have died in the collapse of a clothing factory complex in Bangladesh last week.

But the true number of casualties may never be known, as hundreds are still missing, and the rescue operation is now winding down.

The BBC’s Andrew North reports on the experiences of those who’ve been trying to pull out the survivors.


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 24 9 Comments

U.S. Takes Home Gold… In Math

For the first time since 1994, six American teens won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

July 24 3 Comments

Food Innovators Develop Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

Researchers say a fast-growing new form of a seaweed tastes like bacon when fried.

July 23 5 Comments

‘Paper Towns’ Author John Green Taps Into Teens

The film adaptation of "Paper Towns" comes a year after "The Fault in Our Stars" grossed over $300 million.

July 23 Comment

CDC Study: Teen Sex, Pregnancy On The Decline

The number of teenagers having sex is at the lowest level in 25 years. Less than half of 15 to 19-year-olds say they've had sex.