149 missing, claims rescue chief


The coordinator of the rescue operations in Savar on Wednesday claimed that only 149 people were still missing in the country’s worst ever industrial disaster.

General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 9th Infantry Division Major General Chowdhury Hasan Suhrawardi, who is leading the operation, disclosed the figure at a press conference. The disclosure comes amidst confusion over the exact number of people got buried under the rubbles.

He said the figure was determined on the basis of a list released at the behest of deputy commissioner. But he could not specify what the premise of such listing was.

He had told a press conference only on Tuesday that they could not find the list of people still unaccounted for and that he had heard that some 3200 workers were inside the building when it caved in.

Source: Bd news24


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