AP PHOTOS: Relatives search for Bangladesh missing

AP News
Posted: Jul 05, 2013 2:33 AM
AP PHOTOS: Relatives search for Bangladesh missing

The deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry killed 1,129 people, but hundreds more are still missing almost three months after the factory building in Bangladesh collapsed.

Relatives go to the Rana Plaza site and to hospitals searching for news of their loved ones. They carry passport photos of their relatives and their photo ID tags from the factories. "Missing" posters show their relatives' pictures, name, age, phone number and other details. Some of those searching carry a DNA testing form printed with the picture of the missing person in the corner.

Local officials say they have a list of 332 missing people, but the tally is not final. DNA samples of 318 bodies have been collected, but the results will take at least six months.

The government and garment manufacturers are campaigning to close dangerous factories and prioritize safety in the country's most valuable export industry. But Bangladeshis say they would not be shocked if another disaster happened.

Here are portraits of relatives who are searching for their missing loved ones.