World leaders have mourned the loss of lives in Wednesday’s Savar building collapse.
A media release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso and Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se expressed their deepest condolence issuing separate messages.
It added that the European Commission expressed its ‘readiness to assist’ Bangladesh particularly in the effort ‘to reinforce safety standards in commercial buildings.’
Rescuers so far retrieved nearly 400 bodies from the nine-story collapsed building. More than 1000 were injured while many more still remained missing in the worst building collapse incident in country’s history.
RAB nabbed the building owner, Mohammad Sohel Rana, a local leader of ruling Awami League’s youth front, Juba League, on Sunday.