Bangladesh fire

Briefs, January 27, 2013

Satellite images of Punggye-ri nuclear test facility. Photo: AP

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

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police parade managers from the Tazreen garment factory arrested in Dhaka. Photo: AFP

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 garment workers shout slogans during a protest in Dhaka on Tuesday, following a deadly fire in a garment factory. Photo: AFP

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

Civilans try to douse a fire occured at Sir Denim Limited at Mollartek, Dokkinkhan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26 November 2012. Photo: EPA

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

Civilans try to douse a fire occured at Sir Denim Limited at Mollartek, Dokkinkhan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26 November 2012. Photo: EPA

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

Bangladeshis take matters in their own hands and hoist a hosepipe to tackle a fire at a factory in Dhaka yesterday, two days after the country's worst textile factory blaze left 112 dead. Workers staged mass protests to demand an end to "deathtrap" conditions. The latest fire caused widespread damage but there were no reports of casualties. Photo: Xinhua

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