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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Factories In Bangladesh Reopen After Protests

A Bangladeshi woman cries holding the portrait of a missing relative as they gather to offer prayers for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in the garment building structure collapse last month, in Savar, near Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (A.M. Ahad/AP)

A Bangladeshi woman cries holding the portrait of a missing relative as they gather to offer prayers for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in the garment building structure collapse last month, in Savar, near Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (A.M. Ahad/AP)

Garment manufacturers say they will reopen hundreds of factories in a hub outside Dhaka, after they had been shuttered due to protests after that terrible building collapse last month.

More than 1,000 people were killed when the Rana Plaza collapsed.

Authorities say the upper floors of the building were added illegally, without a construction permit. The search for survivors ended earlier this week.

Guest:

  • Akbar Hossain, BBC reporter in Dhaka.

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