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An eight-story building collapsed on Wednesday morning on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital, killing at least 80 people and injuring hundreds, the national news agency reported.

“Many more people, dead or alive, are still trapped inside,” the fire service director general, Brig. Gen. Ali Ahmed Khan, told reporters, according to the national news agency, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.

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See below photos from the scene

People rescue garment workers trapped under rubble at the Rana Plaza building after it collapsed, in Savar, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 24, 2013. REUTERS-Andrew Biraj

People rescue a garment worker who was trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka, April 24, 2013. EUTERS-Andrew Biraj

People mourn for their relatives, who were working in the Rana Plaza building when it collapsed, outside Dhaka, April 24, 2013. REUTERS-Andrew Biraj

People rescue a garment worker who was trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka, April 24, 2013. REUTERS-Andrew Biraj

The body of a garment worker is seen amongst the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka, April 24, 2013. REUTERS-Andrew Biraj

A relative tries to identify a garment worker in a hospital after the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Savar, outside Dhaka, April 24, 2013. REUTERS-Andrew Biraj

Rescue workers carry a garment worker on a stretcher after pulling her from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza in Savar, outside Dhaka, April 24, 2013. REUTERS-Andrew Biraj

People rescue a garment worker who was trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka, April 24, 2013. REUTERS-Andrew Biraj

People rescue garment workers trapped under rubble at the Rana Plaza building after it collapsed, in Savar, outside Dhaka, April 24, 2013. REUTERS-Andrew Biraj

Crowds gather around the collapsed building on April 24.

Crowds gather around the collapsed building on April 24.

Crowds gather around the collapsed building on April 24.

Bodies of garment workers are seen among the rubble in the Rana Plaza building which collapsed, in Savar, outside Dhaka, April 24, 2013. REUTERS-Andrew Biraj

Hundreds watch the rescue operations on April 24.

Photo Credit: CNN, Reuters

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