Dhaka: The death toll from the collapse of a Bangladesh garment factory complex has risen to 1,129 after two more injured workers died a month after the disaster, officials said.

Senior government official Zillur Rahman Chowdhury said one male and one female victim of one of the world's worst industrial disasters had died in hospital. "They were rescued alive from the rubble and were undergoing treatment but succumbed to injuries, one on Friday and the other on Saturday," Chowdhury said.

More than 3,000 garment workers were on shift at the nine-storey Rana Plaza complex, where they made clothing for Western retailers including Britain's Primark and Spain's Mango, when the building caved in on April 24.

Authorities called off the search for bodies on May 14 after rescuing a total of 2,438 people from the ruins of the building, which housed five garment factories in the Dhaka suburb of Savar.


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