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Bangladesh Savar Tragedy

Updated on December 16, 2013

Savar Building Collapse in Bangladesh Pictures

Unfortunately we are unable to display any images from the Savar tragedy in Bangladesh due to them being too graphic. Apologies for this.

Illegally Built Rana Plaza Collapses in Bangladesh

Nearly 400 people dead and 3000 rescued alive from one of the worst tragedies in Dakha, Bangladesh due to an illegally built 9 storey building in Savar which collapsed on 24th April 2013. There was permission to build only up to 5 floors, but the greedy owner bribed the local authorities and built 9 floors instead.

Just as things started to get quiet after the riots and protests by Muslims against atheist bloggers, and the Bangladeshi police murdering anyone they could find wearing Islamic attire, an unfortunate event takes place killing many people and injuring thousands. The general Bangladeshi public did what they could to help and save survivors of this atrocity without having access to equipment which would make it easier and quicker to find survivors.

There were women who were in their late pregnancies who were working and found dead, women who had to have both their legs cut off just to keep them alive for the sake of their children, people who were found entangled in the metal rods that were the foundations of the walls of the buidling.

I do not want to say anything more and want to move your attention to the pictures below as these pictures speak more than a thousand words...


Bangladesh Map
Bangladesh Map

Savar Victims Images Speak for Themselves

Take a good long look at this image and tell me what you see? Who's fault is it that these innocent factory workers are buried under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh???

Up to 400 people dead and still counting, plus thousands injured in a tragedy that is the worst to have happened in Bangldesh for a long time. This was no natural disaster, this is murder.

Why are people so greedy and selfish that they would sacrifice the lives of innocent workers who are barely scraping a living working over 12 hours per day, some in their late pregnancy, some severely ill, some starving due to low pay and not being able to eat more than one meal a day?

The suppliers, the manufacturers and retailers are only thinking about filling their pockets, while thousands struggle every day to feed their children, to educate them, to have a roof under their heads.

Where In The World Is Bangladesh?

Bangladesh on the world map
Bangladesh on the world map

'They Died So You Can Wear Cheap Clothes'

Protestors surround the flagship Primark store on Oxford Street in anger following the deaths in the Bangladeshi Savar Tragedy in Dhaka
Protestors surround the flagship Primark store on Oxford Street in anger following the deaths in the Bangladeshi Savar Tragedy in Dhaka

Please Pray for The Victims of the Savar Tragedy in Bangladesh

Primark have shown their support for the victims of the Savar tragedy in Dhaka, Bangladesh by agreeing to pay compensation to the victims and their families. The government of Bangladesh will also help the victims and their families by paying up to 10,000 taka per month for as long as possible.

You can help too by sending your donations to charities specifically for the victims of the Savar tragedy who accept donations online. You can also send money to Bangladesh to help the victims via a Bengali person who has connections in Dhaka.

(You can follow an official group on Facebook called Youth Voice of Bangladesh which is a non profit organisation who are helping the injured in hospitals right now directly. Please contact them for more information).

Please pray for these people if there is no other way to help them.

Thank you.


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      Gous Ahmed 4 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Caseworker i think the women who was pulled out of the rubble after 19 days was staged. She didn't look like she was in there for 19 days, her clothes were perfectly fine and her skin looked ok too. It is hard to believe someone can be stuck under rubble or in a room for 19 days without food and drink and still look healthy and clean. This is thought by majority of people i know.

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      CASE1WORKER 4 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      I read today that they pulled a woman out of the rubble after 19 days...........alive. Maybe part of the problem is that we in the west want too much too cheap. Maybe if we paid a bit more when we shopped at Primark they would pay the factories more who might pay the workers more- but why do I feel as if that will not happen?

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      Zubair Ahmed 4 years ago

      ASA, Thank you for sharing this hub, a very sad day for Bangladesh and those poor people who suffered. This is not the fault of companies who purchased goods from that factory which made the products.

      I blame the government and the authorities in Bangladesh for this incident and those that happened before this.