SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescue workers today brought another 19 survivors out of the rubble of a collapsed building in Bangladesh where at least 340 people died. They vow to keep working despite fading hopes.
Meanwhile, police have detained five people in connection with the collapse of the shoddily-constructed building that housed garment factories.
Among those taken into custody is the wife of the building owner, who is on the run, in an attempt to force him to surrender. Violent public protests continued sporadically.
A fire official says there are still more trapped survivors.
Rescuers passed bottles of water and small cylinders of oxygen up a ladder leaning against the side of the building to be given to possible survivors inside.
A military spokesman says 2,419 survivors are accounted for, including the latest 19.
There is a new member of the Saint Louis Zoo!
42-year-old Ellie the Elephant gave birth to a baby girl around 11:00 PM Friday. Zoo officials say both mom and baby are doing well.
This is Ellie's third daughter and the fourth for Raja, the calf's father. Raja was the first elephant born at the zoo.
Zoo officials are expected to release more information about the new addition sometime Saturday.
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man is facing charges for potentially exposing police officers to the virus that causes AIDS.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 42-year-old David Williamson is charged with exposing another person to HIV infection for an incident that happened last May in St. Louis County.
Prosecutors say a Clayton officer responded to a report of a possible drunk-driving suspect slumped behind the wheel of a car. Authorities say Williamson refused to get out.
Williamson struggled with two officers, causing cuts to their skin and his. Williamson was taken to a hospital and told a doctor he was HIV-positive.
Clayton police declined to comment on the condition of the officers but both remain on duty.
Williamson is jailed on $25,000 bond.