No Deaths Reported in Latest Bangladesh Fire

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh authorities say firefighters have brought a new blaze in a garment factory outside the capital, Dhaka, under control, one day after a deadly blaze at another factory.

Fire officials say there are no reports of casualties in Monday's fire in a building at least 10 stories high, housing several factories.

Thousands of textile workers demonstrated near the capital Monday, demanding better protection following the deadly fire in another garment factory late Saturday that killed at least 110 people. Some workers jumped to their deaths from the multi-story Tazreen Fashion factory before rescue workers arrived on the scene.

Bangladesh has about 4,000 garment factories that make clothes for international brands. The country earns about $20 billion annually from exporting clothing.