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Bangladesh fire

Briefs, January 27, 2013

Fire raced through a small garment factory in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, killing at least six employees and injuring 10, firefighters and witnesses said. 

Sunday, 27 January, 2013, 4:42am

Bangladesh police arrest three factory managers over blaze

Bangladesh police have arrested three managers of a factory where a blaze killed 110 people, following claims they stopped workers from leaving the plant saying an alarm was just a routine fire drill.

28 Nov 2012 - 5:39pm

Bangladeshi police question factory owner after inferno

Bangladeshi police on Tuesday questioned the owner of a factory where 110 people died in a fire after claims that workers were told an alarm was just a routine drill.

27 Nov 2012 - 9:01pm

Bangladesh fire highlights consumer role in worker safety

Fashion, quality and price determine how we buy clothes. We may look at the label indicating where an item of apparel is made, but unless cost is no object, we rarely give the place of origin a second thought. The worst-ever fire at a Bangladesh garment factory, therefore, has to give us pause for thought.

27 Nov 2012 - 4:34am

Dhaka slum blaze highlights fire risk across Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Blazes like the one in Dhaka on Saturday are sadly all too frequent around south Asia. In September, in one of the worst incidents of its kind, 289 died in a fire in Karachi. The same month, 40 were killed during a blaze at a fireworks factory in the state of Tamil Nadu, in south India.

27 Nov 2012 - 5:25am

Mass worker protest hits Bangladesh after deadly blazes at 'deathtrap' textile factories

Garment workers staged mass protests to demand the end to "deathtrap" labour conditions after Bangladesh's worst-ever textile factory fire, as a new blaze sparked fresh panic and terror.

27 Nov 2012 - 5:45am 1 comment