Owner Of Collapsed Building Arrested; More Survivors Rescued

SAVAR, Bangladesh (April 28, 2013)--The owner of an illegally-constructed building that collapsed last week in Bangladesh was arrested Sunday at a border crossing as he tried to flee into India, a local official said.

Authorities were flying him back to the country’s capital to face negligence charges.

An announcement was also made by loudspeaker at the site of the collapsed building in a Dhaka suburb, where people cheered and clapped.

At least 377 people are confirmed dead after the collapse of the 8-story building on Wednesday.

Three of its floors were built illegally.

Six other people already are in custody.

Authorities say they've rescued another nine survivors.

Rescue teams are planning to use light equipment and hand tools to carefully shift piles of concrete in an effort to reach them.

Rescuers decided to go to heavier equipment to drill a central hole from the top to look for more survivors, as well as recover dead bodies.


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