Bangladeshi family members of missing garment workers offer prayers in front of the rubble of a nine-storey building collapse in Savar
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Thousands hold prayers for Bangladesh collapse victims

Thousands of mourners in Bangladesh have held prayers for more than 1,100 people who died when a garment factory building collapsed last month.

The mourners in Savar, near the capital Dhaka, were joined by relatives of some 100 people who are still missing.

The army had earlier ended its search for bodies and handed the site to the local authorities to clear up.

Meanwhile, some major world retailers have backed plans to improve the safety of Bangladesh's clothing factories.

Sanjoy Majumder reports.

  • 14 May 2013
  • From the section Asia
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