DHAKA, Bangladesh (NBC News) -- The death toll from the building collapse in Bangladesh is approaching 1,000, as more bodies are pulled from the rubble Thursday.
The building, which housed five garment factories, collapsed two weeks ago and killed at least 950 people.
It has become the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment manufacturing industry.
The disaster raised attention to the often dangerous working conditions in Bangladesh's $20 billion garment industry, which provides clothing for major retailers around the globe.
Officials say the owner of the building illegally added three floors and allowed the garment factories to install heavy machinery which the structure was not designed to support.
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