Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The death toll from the Savar building collapse rose to 340 as rescue workers recovered 25 more bodies from beneath the rubble of the eight- storey building on Saturday.
With the new tally, a total of 340 bodies were recovered till 1:20pm Saturday, sources in the police control room set up at Savar Adharchandra High School said, adding that a total 326 bodies were handed over to their relatives.
A rescue team of fire fighters found three people alive in the second floor in the morning and rescued them around noon, nearly 75 hours after the building crumbled like a pack of cards, according to reports.
Another team of firemen was seen trying to rescue a trapped victim, who is also alive, boring a hole into the rubble around noon.
The building came crashing down on around 3,000 garment workers Wednesday morning, a day after some cracks developed on a few pillars and floors.
BBN/SSR/AD-27Apr13-2:09 pm (BST)