Image of Asia: Mourning dead in Bangladesh factory collapse

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Posted: Apr 24, 2015 7:14 AM
Image of Asia: Mourning dead in Bangladesh factory collapse

In this photo by A.M. Ahad, a relative of a victim cries in front of a monument erected in memory of the garment workers and others killed in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building two years ago in Savar, Bangladesh. The collapse, blamed on poor and illegal construction, killed 1,127 people and was one of the world's worst industrial disasters. Survivors and the family members of those who died say they haven't received adequate compensation. Of the estimated $30 million needed, about $21 million had been paid or pledged as of last month, Human Rights Watch says. Bangladesh's $20 billion garment industry exports its products mainly to the United States and Europe.