Seven die in Bangladesh factory fire

Factory blaze that claimed lives of at least seven people, revives memories of Rana Plaza disaster

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 October, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 October, 2013, 10:55am

The remains of a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka after a fire gutted it, killing at least seven people. Firefighters battled through the night to douse the flames. Police said the fire, which broke out when most of the 3,000 workers had left, was so intense that most of the bodies were too badly burned to be identified. Workers said the blaze appeared to have been started by a malfunctioning knitting machine. Photo: EPA