Police said that the death toll had reached 610. More than 200 bodies have been recovered since Wednesday, when authorities said only 149 people had been listed as missing.
The stench of decomposing bodies remains amid the broken concrete of the eight-storey Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, and it is anyone's guess how many victims remain to be recovered.
An architect whose firm designed the building said it was never designed to handle heavy industrial equipment, let alone the three floors that were later illegally added.
Masood Reza, an architect with Vastukalpa Consultants, said the building was designed to house shops and offices.
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