Arson blamed for Bangladesh garment factory fire

Arson blamed for Bangladesh garment factory fire

Arson blamed for Bangladesh garment factory fire

Written by Bella Dalima

29 Nov, 2013 | 4:15 pm

Arson is being blamed for a huge fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh which makes clothes for Western brands, fire and police authorities say. The fire gutted a 10-storey building at Gazipur, 40km (25 miles) from Dhaka.

Firemen are battling to extinguish flames in four adjacent buildings. Police say that the fire follows protests by garment workers to demand higher wages and better conditions. A garment factory collapse in April killed more than 1,100 people. No-one was reported injured in Friday’s fire.

The fire inside the Standard Group garment factory warehouse is believed to have caused damages amounting to millions of dollars.


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