At least 175 people have died and 700 more injured after an eight-storey building housing several garment factories collapsed on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital yesterday. Armed with concrete cutters and cranes, hundreds of fire service and army rescue workers struggled to find survivors in the mountain of concrete and mangled steel.

Families of the victims mourn for their loss near the debris, while some others remain hopeful that their love ones who are still missing would be safely rescued. —Photos by Agencies

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A Bangladeshi firefighter carries an injured garment worker to safety. —Photo by AFP
A Bangladeshi firefighter carries an injured garment worker to safety. —Photo by AFP
People mourn in front of the remains of their relatives, who died inside the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, outside Dhaka. —Photo by Reuters
People mourn in front of the remains of their relatives, who died inside the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, outside Dhaka. —Photo by Reuters
A Bangladeshi woman reacts after identifying the body of her husband killed in the collapse. —Photo by AFP
A Bangladeshi woman reacts after identifying the body of her husband killed in the collapse. —Photo by AFP
Volunteers use a length of textile as a slide to move dead victims recovered from the rubble. —Photo by AFP
Volunteers use a length of textile as a slide to move dead victims recovered from the rubble. —Photo by AFP
The foot of a victim is seen amid the rubble. —Photo by AFP
The foot of a victim is seen amid the rubble. —Photo by AFP
A Bangladeshi youth reacts after seeing his relative’s dead. —Photo by AFP
A Bangladeshi youth reacts after seeing his relative’s dead. —Photo by AFP
Bangladeshi volunteers and rescue workers are pictured at the scene after an eight-storey building collapsed in Savar. —Photo by AFP
Bangladeshi volunteers and rescue workers are pictured at the scene after an eight-storey building collapsed in Savar. —Photo by AFP
Rescue workers try to save trapped garment workers in the Rana Plaza building which collapsed. —Photo by Reuters
Rescue workers try to save trapped garment workers in the Rana Plaza building which collapsed. —Photo by Reuters
Bangladeshi victims rescued from the rubble are treated in a hospital. —Photo by AFP
Bangladeshi victims rescued from the rubble are treated in a hospital. —Photo by AFP
Bangladeshi Army personnel assists in the rescue operations. —Photo by AFP
Bangladeshi Army personnel assists in the rescue operations. —Photo by AFP

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