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At least 112 people were killed late Saturday when a fire tore through a multilevel garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, in the country’s worst-ever industrial blaze. In a chilling parallel to a similar incident that claimed 300 lives in Pakistan in September, most of the victims were trapped inside Tazreen Fashions because few exits were available, according to fire officials. “The factory had three staircases, and all of them were down through the ground floor so the workers could not come out when the fire engulfed the building,” Mohammad Mahbub, the operations director for fire department, told the Associated Press. “Had there been at least one emergency exit through outside the factory, the casualties would have been much lower.”

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One Response to “Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Claims 112 Lives Because of Safety Issues”

  1. Nekoda says:

    May this be used as a step towards improving conditions for all third world country labours, that support the developed world.

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