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550 feared dead in Bangladesh as pope slams 'slave labour'

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Bangladesh rescuers said Wednesday at least 550 people likely died in the collapse of a garment factory complex last week as the pope condemned the use of "slave labour" in the local clothing industry. 

Bangladeshi activists shout slogans and wave flags during a May Day protest in Dhaka, on May 1, 2013. Bangladesh rescuers say that more than 500 people have likely died in a garment factory block that collapsed last week as the pope condemned the use of "slave labour" in the local clothing industry.

As bulldozers and cranes worked to remove the rubble of the eight-storey building on the outskirts of Dhaka, a senior army officer said the number of confirmed dead stood at 411 while around 140 people were still missing.

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