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The owner of a Bangladeshi garment factory block that collapsed killing at least 377 people was arrested on Sunday as rescuers battled to free a woman trapped for 100 hours under the debris. 

A man holds a portrait of relatives believed trapped in the rubble of an eight-storey building that collapsed on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 28, 2013. Bangladesh police on Sunday arrested the owner of a garment factory block that collapsed last week killing more than 375 people as hopes faded forsurvivors at the disaster site.

Property tycoon Sohel Rana was detained as he attempted to cross into India and will face charges. The eight-storey Rana Plaza, like many structures around the capital Dhaka, violated building regulations.

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