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Bangladesh seizes properties of owner of collapsed factory

Published on Apr 17, 2014 8:57 PM
 
Rescue workers try to rescue trapped garment workers in the Rana Plaza building which collapsed, in Savar, outside Dhaka, on April 24, 2013. The Bangladesh government has seized properties belonging to the owner of a building that collapsed and killed 1,138 garment workers, the worst industrial disaster in the country's history, an official said on Thursday, April 17, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

DHAKA (AFP) - The Bangladesh government has seized properties belonging to the owner of a building that collapsed and killed 1,138 garment workers, the worst industrial disaster in the country's history, an official said on Thursday.

Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the outskirts of Dhaka, was one of around 40 people whom police said this week would be charged in connection with the disaster on April 24 last year.

He faces murder charges.

The government announced the property seizures months after the High Court ordered them confiscated, and just one week before the first anniversary of the tragedy in the industrial district of Savar.

 
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