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death toll 1000BartaBangla Report ::  The death toll from the disastrous Rana Plaza collapse climbed to 1025 with the recovery of 65 more bodies in twelve and a half hours till Friday morning.

The 65 bodies were pulled out of the ruins from 8.00pm on Thursday to 8:30 am on Friday, said Major Touhiduzzaman, an officer of disaster management and army control room set up at Mansur Market in Savar bus stand area.

Of the retrieved bodies, 714 have been handed over to the families and kept at the morgues of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and Mitford Medical College Hospital.

A total of 115 bodies were lying at Adhor Chandra High School ground.

Besides, 156 bodies were handed over to Anjuman-e-Mofidul Islam, a charitable organisation, for burial as those were decomposed beyond recognition.

Rescuers tried to identify the victims by using their mobile phones or identity cards found in their pockets.

The rescuers were also seen falling sick inhaling ordour coming out from the decomposed bodies they recovered.

Two such rescue workers were admitted to Enam Medical College Hospital.

Savar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Quamrul Islam Mollah on Thursday requested the relatives of those missing in the building collapse to go to the DMCH to give their DNA samples.

Meanwhile, the officials and workers of a garment factory owned by Sharmin Group donated their one day’s salary amounting to Tk31 lakh to the disaster relief fund of the Bangladesh Garment Manufactures and Exporters Association for the Savar victims.

A total of 2,437 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the Rana Plaza that came down crashing on April 24.

Of them, nine succumbed to their injuries at different hospitals.

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