WRAPUP 2-Anger builds as Bangladesh gives up hope of more survivors

Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:05am EDT
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* Rescue officials say do not expect more survivors

* Primark, Loblaw say will compensate victims' families

* Official death toll stands at 390, many more missing

* Angry scenes as building owner brought to Dhaka court

* International Labour Organisation sending mission

By Ruma Paul and Serajul Quadir

DHAKA, April 30 (Reuters) - Rescue officials in Bangladesh said on Tuesday they had given up hope of finding more survivors from a garment factory complex that collapsed killing hundreds, as the government came under pressure to do more to enforce building safety standards.

At least 390 people have been confirmed dead in what is just the latest incident to raise serious questions about worker safety and low wages in the poor South Asian country that relies on garments for 80 percent of its exports.

Representatives of major international garment buyers - some facing sharp criticism in their home markets for doing too little to safeguard the mostly female workers making their clothes - met industry representatives on Monday and agreed to form a joint panel to put together a new safety plan.   Continued...