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About 400 people are now confirmed dead after a building collapse last week in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. On Sunday, a fire broke out at the site even as hundreds of people remained unaccounted for in the wreckage. Firefighters were reportedly seen weeping on live TV after a garment worker they had been attempting to rescue apparently died in the fire. Meanwhile, four people were reportedly pulled from the ruins alive on Sunday after being trapped since Wednesday. The building housed factories that made garments for a number of international brands, including Joe Fresh, The Children’s Place, JC Penney, Benetton and others. The New York Times has noted: “In recent days, different Western brands have expressed sorrow over the accident but none, as yet, has endorsed proposals for tougher independent safety inspection programs.” The owner of the factory was arrested on Sunday. Authorities said he was attempting to flee to India.

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