Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SAVAR BUILDING COLLAPSE

5 garment units were there: BGMEA

Rescue efforts go on after a nine-storied building housing five garment factories in Savar collapsed Wednesday morning. Bodies of at least 100 people have been recovered and 600 have been learnt to be hurt. Photo: Palash Khan

Rescue efforts go on after a nine-storied building housing five garment factories in Savar collapsed Wednesday morning. Bodies of at least 80 people have been recovered and 600 have been learnt to be hurt. Photo: Palash Khan

The nine-storey building of Savar that collapsed Wednesday morning housed five garment factories, according to the latest member directory of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

At least 80 people were killed and more than 600 injured in the building collapse that took place around 8:45am.

Around 3,000 workers were supposed to be work in the factories when the building collapsed, the BGMEA directory added.

The factories are: Ether Tex, New Wave Bottoms, New Wave Style, Phantom Apparels and Phantom Tac.

According to the BGMEA directory, 377 workers were supposed to be in the Ether Tex, while 526 in New Wave Bottoms, 1,073 in New Wave Style, 739 in Phantom Apparels and 407 in Phantom Tac.