7 bodies found in charred ruins of Bangladesh factory
SRIPUR, Bangladesh (AFP) - Rescue workers recovered seven bodies on Wednesday from the charred ruins of a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital after firefighters brought the massive blaze under control, police said.
Revising an earlier death toll which put the number of dead at nine, local police chief Amir Hossain said most of the victims had been so badly burned that they could not be identified.
"The death toll is seven. Previously we over counted the toll," he told AFP at the scene of the fire in Sripur which broke out on Tuesday evening.
"Two bodies have been identified and handed over to their relatives. Five other bodies were charred beyond recognition," he added.