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Bangladesh police say death toll from garment factory collapse tops 800

  • A Bangladeshi garment worker employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, holds her child as she waits to receive her wage from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of last month's collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh protested for compensation Tuesday, as the death toll from the country's worst-ever industrial disaster passed 700. (AP Photo)

    A Bangladeshi garment worker employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, holds her child as she waits to receive her wage from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of last month's collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh protested for compensation Tuesday, as the death toll from the country's worst-ever industrial disaster passed 700. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • A garment worker arrives in crutches as others, employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, stand in a queue to receive wages from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of last month's collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh protested for compensation Tuesday, as the death toll from the country's worst-ever industrial disaster passed 700. (AP Photo)

    A garment worker arrives in crutches as others, employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, stand in a queue to receive wages from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of last month's collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh protested for compensation Tuesday, as the death toll from the country's worst-ever industrial disaster passed 700. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, queue to receive wages from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of last month's collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh protested for compensation Tuesday, as the death toll from the country's worst-ever industrial disaster passed 700. (AP Photo)

    Garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, queue to receive wages from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of last month's collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh protested for compensation Tuesday, as the death toll from the country's worst-ever industrial disaster passed 700. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Bangladeshi police say the death toll from the collapse of a building housing five garment factories has passed 800 and is continuing to climb.

Authorities are still digging through the rubble of the Rana Plaza building in search of more bodies two weeks after the eight-story building collapsed.

Police said that as of Wednesday afternoon they had confirmed 803 deaths from the disaster. The building collapse was the worst garment manufacturing disaster in the world.