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Dozens found alive as Bangladesh tragedy toll hits 256

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Dozens of workers were found alive Thursday as they huddled in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory bloc in Bangladesh, a rare success for rescuers who have pulled out 256 bodies. 

Bangladeshi firefighters rescue a garment worker who was found alive in the collapse of an eight-storey building in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 25, 2013. Dozens of workers were found alive Thursday as they huddled in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory bloc in Bangladesh, a rare success for rescuers who have pulled out 256 bodies.

In an announcement greeted by wild applause from thousands of relatives at the scene, an army spokesman initially announced that 40 survivors had been discovered together in a room, but the figure was later revised to 24.

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