COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA

28 April 2013 On 24 April 2013, an eight-story commercial building, containing five garment factories, a bank, and several shops, collapsed during morning rush hour in Savar, Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people died and more than 2,500 were injured. Warnings were issued the day before when cracks were discovered, but the garment authorities disregarded the warning and required the workers to report the next morning.
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2014, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA A woman grieves for a missing family member who used to work in one of the garment factories of Rana Plaza.

Spot News, prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA A woman grieves for a missing family member who used to work in one of the garment factories of Rana Plaza.

2014, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA A rescued worker screams at the first sight of light after being trapped for 73 hours inside the rubble.

Spot News, prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA A rescued worker screams at the first sight of light after being trapped for 73 hours inside the rubble.

2014, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA Two seriously injured victims comfort each other at the orthopedics and rehabilitation institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Spot News, prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA Two seriously injured victims comfort each other at the orthopedics and rehabilitation institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2014, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA A woman weeps and holds the picture of a loved one who was a victim of the building collapse.

Spot News, prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA A woman weeps and holds the picture of a loved one who was a victim of the building collapse.

2014, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA Rescue workers work together to save the life of a garment worker found after 78 hours.

Spot News, prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA Rescue workers work together to save the life of a garment worker found after 78 hours.

2014, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA Lifeless bodies of the victims of Rana Plaza lies in the hospital morgue.

Spot News, prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA Lifeless bodies of the victims of Rana Plaza lies in the hospital morgue.

2014, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA A rescue worker searching for any sign of life in the last accessible floor of the collapsed building.

Spot News, prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA A rescue worker searching for any sign of life in the last accessible floor of the collapsed building.

2014, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA A rescue worker inspects the site before a rescue operation with heavy machinery begins.

Spot News, prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA A rescue worker inspects the site before a rescue operation with heavy machinery begins.

2014, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA View of the collapsed building from a nearby rooftop.

Photo by: Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh Rana Plaza Tragedy This photo was taken two days after the largest garment factory accident in histor.

2014, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA Rescue workers dug tunnels through the collapsed floors attempting to find survivors.

Spot News, prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA Rescue workers dug tunnels through the collapsed floors attempting to find survivors.

2014, Spot News, 3rd prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA An old man sleeps on coffins at a makeshift morgue in a schoolyard near Rana Plaza.

Spot News, prize stories, Rahul Talukder, Bangladesh COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA An old man sleeps on coffins at a makeshift morgue in a schoolyard near Rana Plaza.

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