8 May 2013

Bangladesh building death toll now over 750

10:20 pm on 8 May 2013

The death toll from the collapse of a building in Bangladesh has risen to more than 750.

The Rana Plaza commercial building, on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka, collapsed about 9am (local time) on 24 April.

A senior military official says about 70% of the operation to recover bodies has been completed, the BBC reports.

The number of victims at the site, which once housed five clothing factories, is likely to rise.

Nine people, including the building's owner, have been arrested over the collapse of the eight-storey structure.