bangladesh building collapse

BANGLADESH, Dhaka : A Bangladeshi relative of a victim of the Rana Plaza building collapse weeps as she marks the second anniversary of the disaster at the site where the building once stood in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on April 24, 2015.   Demonstrators, including hundreds of survivors cried for compensation and demanded safety and labour rights in thousands of garment factories as they held demonstrations just outside Dhaka to mark the second anniversary of one of the world’ worst industrial disasters, which left at least 1,138 people dead and more than 1,500 people injured.  AFP PHOTO / Munir uz ZAMAN                        

(CNN) Bangladesh- More than two weeks after a factory collapsed in Bangladesh, trapping workers in a mangled concrete heap, the death toll has surpassed 900.

Authorities pulled more bodies from the rubble, bringing the number of people killed to 931, Bangladesh’s national news agency BSS reported Thursday. The April 24 collapse occurred in Savar, a suburb of the capital, Dhaka.

Rescue workers saved more than 2,400 people in the aftermath of the collapse, but have focused on using heavy machinery to uncover bodies buried beneath the ruins.

factories full of garment workers, caved in, burying hundreds of people in a heap of concrete.

It is the South Asian nation’s deadliest industrial disaster.

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I don’t know how well publicized this was in other places, but I first heard  of this tragedy yesterday. The death toll has reached almost 1,000, but still all I’m seeing on Yahoo is news about three American girls who were kidnapped.   


So here’s why I dislike the world sometimes.  I checked the MSN UK homepage around 5 minutes ago.  At the time the first headline to come up was the first picture above, that people had lost their lives in a building collapse in Bangladesh.  A few minutes later I returned to the page to read up on the story and was instead greeted with the second picture.

This man - who, might I just point out, assaulted another player by biting him during a match - is Luis Suarez.  He was ‘bought’ for £22.8 million by Liverpool Football Club in January 2011.  Now, I don’t know about you, but if a company bought me for that amount of money, I’d be doing everything I absolutely could to mean they had spent their money wisely.  Further, I would not expect to continue to be paid such ridiculous amounts of money after I had taken such actions.

Anyway, what startled me was that this story, in which an overpaid thug faces a fitting punishment for his actions, was deemed more important than people who had innocently lost their lives.  

I’ll never understand the world.  Some people are sent to try us, that much is sure.