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Death toll rises from Bangladesh building collapse

By CNN Staff
May 13, 2013 -- Updated 0036 GMT (0836 HKT)
Members of the Bangladesh army pray at the site of the collapsed Rana Plaza in Savar near Dhaka on Tuesday, May 14. The army-led effort to search for bodies has ended nearly three weeks after the nine-story building collapsed. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/14/world/asia/bangladesh-building-collapse-aftermath/?hpt=hp_t2'>The final death toll stands at 1,127</a>. Members of the Bangladesh army pray at the site of the collapsed Rana Plaza in Savar near Dhaka on Tuesday, May 14. The army-led effort to search for bodies has ended nearly three weeks after the nine-story building collapsed. The final death toll stands at 1,127.
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Building collapses in Bangladesh
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The death toll from the Bangladesh building collapse is up to 1,119
  • Some unclaimed bodies have been buried
  • The nine-story building collapsed April 24
  • A 19-year-old mother was pulled from the wreckage alive on Friday

(CNN) -- Rescuers pulled two more bodies from the wreckage of a collapsed building Sunday in Bangladesh, bringing the death toll to 1,119, the country's state news agency reported.

While hundreds of bodies have been turned over to relatives, more than 200 have been unclaimed. The organization Anjuman-e-Mafidul Islam buried 234 unclaimed bodies at a graveyard in the capital, state news agency BSS reported. DNA samples were collected for future identification.

Many bodies are decomposed beyond recognition, the news agency reported.

A miracle amid the rubble in Bangladesh

The nine-story building on the outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka collapsed April 24.

On Friday, 19-year-old mother Reshma Begum was discovered alive in the rubble. Doctors said she is improving steadily.

Gupta: How could woman survive 16 days in rubble?

Opinion: Stop cashing in on Bangladeshi workers

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