Death toll in collapsed Bangladesh building rises to 20

Rescuers recovered another two bodies from a collapsed building in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka today, raising the death toll to 20.

Firefighters and soldiers found the body of 25-year-old construction worker Humayun while searching for survivors in the debris for the third consecutive day, said Capt. Moksed Ali, an army operation control room official.

The rescuers later recovered another decomposed body of an unidentified man from the debris, he said. Ali said no more survivors were found overnight.

Meanwhile, Parliament amended a building construction law late yesterday, introducing a maximum jail term of seven years and a fine of up to 50,000 takas (€617) fine for violating building codes.

Yesterday, rescuers pulled two survivors from the rubble more than 24 hours after Saturday’s collapse.

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