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Bangladesh factory fire

Hidden toll from unreported fires in Bangladesh clothing factories

Nearly 800 people have been injured in scores of largely unreported fires in garment and textile factories in Bangladesh in the past 12 months, according to new figures compiled by international labour campaigners.

Tuesday, 10 December, 2013, 1:16am

Fire destroys Bangladesh clothes factory supplying Li and Fung

A fire yesterday destroyed a Bangladesh garment factory supplying Hong Kong-based Li and Fung and some big Western brands. The blaze was started by workers angered by rumours police had shot dead a colleague.

30 Nov 2013 - 3:12am

Seven die in Bangladesh factory fire

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.

10 Oct 2013 - 10:55am

US plan for Bangladesh factory safety 'a sham'

A plan developed by North American retailers including Gap and Wal-Mart to improve safety in Bangladeshi garment factories has been labelled a "sham" by workers' rights groups. The two retailers are part of an alliance of 17 US and Canadian brands and retailers that have launched a five-year agreement as an alternative to a legally binding European accord backed by 70 international brands.

12 Jul 2013 - 2:57am

Bangladesh army hits back at hoax factory rescue claims

Bangladesh's army has rejected as "vile" newspaper reports that called the rescue of a textile worker trapped for 17 days in a collapsed garment factory a hoax. A pro-opposition Bangladeshi daily first reported the story last week, branding the rescue of seamstress Reshma fake, and quoting a male colleague as saying she escaped the building with him on the same day it collapsed in April, killing 1,129 people.

3 Jul 2013 - 2:10am

Woman pulled alive from Dhaka rubble after 17 days

A woman was pulled alive on Friday from the ruins of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh 17 days after it collapsed and killed over 1,000 people, live television footage showed.

11 May 2013 - 12:30am

Effects of building collapse not really serious, Bangladesh minister says

Bangladesh's finance minister yesterday played down the impact of last week's factory-building collapse on the garment industry, saying it wasn't "really serious" - hours after the 500th body was pulled from the debris.

4 May 2013 - 2:59am

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4 May 2013 - 4:04am

Last Bangladesh factory collapse survivor dies in blaze tragedy

Shahina Akter's 110-hour struggle to survive in the collapsed Bangladesh factory block, only to die in a fire that erupted in the ruins, has made her one of the tragic public faces of the nation's worst industrial disaster.

2 May 2013 - 10:00am

Briefs, December 8, 2012

A convicted Italian mobster wanted in Sicily for crimes including murder and human trafficking has been arrested by police on the Indonesian island of Bali. Antonio Messicati Vitale, 40, was captured at his luxury villa in the Legian neighbourhood of Kuta yesterday in a joint operation by Indonesian and Italian police.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:02am