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Bangladesh building collapse toll soars past 1,100

People cover their noses as they search through a line of dead bodies in hopes of identifying their relative at a school turned make-shift morgue for victims of the garment factory building collapse in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, May 10, 2013. The death toll from a garment factory building that collapsed more than two weeks ago near the Bangladeshi capital soared past 1,000 on Friday, with no end in sight to the stream of bodies being pulled from the wreckage of the worst-ever garment industry disaster. (AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous)   | Photo Credit: Ismail Ferdous

Police say the death toll from the collapse of a garment factory building in Bangladesh has soared past 1,100 as recovery operations continue.

Doctors say a seamstress who was rescued 17 days after the eight-storey building collapsed is recovering in a hospital, but is exhausted, panicked and dehydrated.

“We will not leave the operation until the last dead body and living person is found,” said Maj. Gen. Chowdhury Hasan Suhrawardy, the head of the local military units in charge of rescue operations.

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