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Survivor Found in Bangladesh Disaster Rubble

Bangladesh rescue workers say they found a woman survivor Friday amid the rubble of a garment factory complex that collapsed more than two weeks ago.

Emergency workers had earlier given up hope that they would find any more survivors from the accident near Dhaka that has killed more than 1,000 people.

The Bangladesh government says it has shut down 18 garment factories for safety reasons following the April 24 collapse of the building that housed five garment factories.

Officials say the running of several heavy generators on upper floors may have contributed to the collapse because the structure was not built to support them.

Authorities have arrested at least nine people in the aftermath of the accident.



On Wednesday, eight people died in a garment factory fire in the the capital.

The fire erupted it the Tung Hai Sweater Factory after most workers had gone home.

Bangladesh's $20-billion textile industry accounts for nearly 80 percent of the country's exports.

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