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Desperate attempts to rescue garment workers after building collapses in Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi garment workers help evacuate a survivor using rolls of fabric as a slide to evacuate people from the rubble after the building collapsed in Savar, Bangladesh on April 24.

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People and rescuers gather after an eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 24

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A man who was trapped in an collapsed eight-story building housing several garment factories is reccued in Savar, Bangladesh, April 24.

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Civilians rescue an injured garment worker during a rescue operation after the eight-story Rana Plaza building collapsed at Savar, Bangladesh, April 24.

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People mourn for their relatives, who were working in the Rana Plaza building when it collapsed, in Savar, Bangladesh, April 24.

By John Chalmers, Reuters

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- An eight-story block housing factories and a shopping center collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital on Wednesday, killing almost 100 people and injuring hundreds, officials said.

Firefighters and army personnel worked frantically through the morning at the Rana Plaza building in Savar, 19 miles outside Dhaka, to rescue people trapped inside.

One firefighter told Reuters that about 2,000 people were in the building when the upper floors jolted down on top of each other. Continue reading.

Around 100 people have been killed in the collapse of an eight-story block housing factories. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.