Saturday, January 26, 2013

World News: Another Bangladesh Killer Garment Factory Fire

 7 killed, dozens hospitalized in another devastating fire in garment factory in Bangladesh

 Seven female workers were killed on Saturday in another fire at a clothing factory in Bangladesh's capital.

Chowdhury Monzurul Kabir, a deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told CNN that they found seven bodies who died either in a stampede or after jumping from the second floor of the factory as the fire broke out.
The police said that more than a dozen other workers were hospitalized after being injured in the incident.
According to CNN, police and witnesses said the fire broke out at Smart Fashions Limited at Mohammadpur, located in the inland city of Dhaka.
The fire quickly spread to the second floor where several hundred people, mostly women, were working.
The fire on Saturday comes two months after the country's worst clothing factory fire that killed 112 people at Tazreen Fashions Limited on the outskirts of Dhaka.
It also coincides with a visit to the Bangladeshi capital by a U.S. congressional delegation aiming to assess the safety of clothing factories in the South Asian nation, the report said.
The Smart Fashions Limited factory employed more than 300 workers and did not have proper fire safety measures, according to a fire service and civil defense official.
Police said they are trying to track down the factory's owner, the report added. (ANI)

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