UPDATE: Dhaka Factory Collapse – Tragedy Continues to Unfold

AnalysisWire previously showed how information about the tragic Dhaka, Bangladesh building collapse was very slow to emerge. We updated our post to show how the scope of the tragedy still continues to unfold over time. It is now about 13 days after the collapse, and a finalized death toll has not been reached.  Here is the latest chart:

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Sources:  BreakingNews.com

Methodology: 

  • All fatality numbers are from BreakingNews.com
  • Times are Eastern
  • Highest fatality number at a given time is used (if a later, lower fatality number is given, that report is ignored; 645 is the latest number reported)

Sources and times (as reported by breakingnews.com):

Date and Time

Fatalities

Source (as reported on BreakingNews.com)

4/24/13 12:31 AM

3

ABCNews, AP

4/24/13 3:40 AM

32

AP

4/24/13 4:15 AM

70

BBC News

4/24/13 7:38 AM

87

AP

4/24/13 8:20 AM

96

Reuters

4/24/13 5:03 PM

123

CNN

4/24/13 9:18 PM

145

AP

4/25/13 12:49 AM

160

Reuters

4/25/13 2:21 AM

161

ITV News

4/25/13 5:45 AM

187

Reuters

4/25/13 10:37 PM

272

AFP

4/26/13 6:42 AM

300

AFP

4/27/13 9:49 PM

350

AP

4/28/13 12:03 AM

359

AP

4/29/13 7:26 AM

382

AP

5/1/13 12:31 AM

413

bangkokpost.com

5/2/13 11:20 PM

450

AP

5/3/13 2:11 AM

500

BBC News

5/3/13 11:48 PM

530

AP

5/4/13 6:03 AM

548

AFP

5/5/13 8:01 AM

610

Reuters

5/6/13 7:24 AM

645

AP

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