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Bangladesh authorities have filed formal murder charges against 41 people implicated in one of the worst disasters in the history of the garment industry. The 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza building, which housed several clothing factories just outside the capital of Dhaka, left 1,139 workers dead and injured thousands more. Among those charged are Sohel Rana, the building’s owner; his parents; the owners of several facilities inside the building; and more than a dozen government officials, according to the state prosecution. If found guilty, the accused could face the death penalty, Bijoy Krishna Kar, the investigating officer who filed the charges on Monday, told the New York Times.