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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh accuses 17 over Rana Plaza garment factory collapse that killed 1,130

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 08:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dhaka Bangladesh’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday filed a case with local police accusing 17 people of breaching regulations over the construction of a building that collapsed last year, killing over 1,130 mostly garment workers. The April last year collapse of Rana Plaza, built on swampy ground outside Dhaka, ranks amongst the world’s worst industrial accidents ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh police charge 13 over country’s deadliest garment factory fire

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:33pm by AFP

    ... accused of breaching construction rules including building staircases that were too narrow and unsafe. An engineer employed by the factory was also charged over faulty factory construction, Khan ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Hidden toll from unreported fires in Bangladesh clothing factories

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:30pm by GDN

    ... construction. Five months before the collapse, 114 people died in a fire in a factory making clothes sold by global retailers such as Walmart and Sears among others. Last month, 10 died in a textile ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Polling booths torched on eve of violence-torn Bangladesh election

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... refuses to take part in an election, clearly some of the lustre of the election is lost.” Rizvi said the premier had made clear her desire to “engage in a constructive dialogue” with the BNP, ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Workers return to factories after Bangladesh's worst industrial accident

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the building and failing to shut the factories when cracks appeared in the structure a day before the tragedy. Experts inspecting the site said contractors had used shoddy construction materials and the building had been erected on a filled-in pond in a flagrant violation of construction rules. The government has also suspended two engineers who approved and cleared the factories to reopen after ...

  6. Business - Economy - BANGLADESH

    US blundering in Bangladesh

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... a supposedly five-storey factory that had grown to eight because its owners ignored planning and construction regulations suddenly collapsed like the proverbial pack of cards. Police had warned about ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Collapsed Bangladesh building not 'designed' for factory-use, says architect

    Posted May 05th 2013, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... construction laws, of ignoring the basics of structural engineering that resulted in the country’s worst industrial tragedy. Reza, 42, said his firm designed Rana Plaza in 2004 and the original design ... of death due to negligence and breaking construction laws. ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh building collapse death toll hits 540

    Posted May 04th 2013, 03:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... to withstand the vibrations because the owner used sub-standard rods, bricks and other materials to construct it. Police have arrested twelve people including the plaza’s owner and four garment factory ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh toll passes 1,000 as stacks of bodies found

    Posted May 10th 2013, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... garment factories of the Tung Hai group in Dhaka’s Darussalam district. Fire is a common problem in the 4,500 garment factories in Bangladesh, with many operations based in badly constructed ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Garment factory in deadly Bangladesh blaze supplies Li & Fung

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 01:02pm by AFP

    ... is the mainstay of the poverty-stricken country’s economy, employing 40 per cent of its industrial workforce. Also in Bangladesh, at least 13 people were killed after a flyover under construction ...



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