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Bangladeshi Garment Workers Protest Deadly Blaze

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of garment workers took to the streets of Bangladesh on Monday to protest a factory blaze that killed at least 110 people. Demonstrators blocked a major highway and some threw stones at a factory nearby on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Hundreds of workers were trapped in the fire that began late […]

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Bangladeshi Garment Workers Protest Deadly Blaze

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of garment workers took to the streets of Bangladesh on Monday to protest a factory blaze that killed at least 110 people. Demonstrators blocked a major highway and some threw stones at a factory nearby on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Hundreds of workers were trapped in the fire that began late […]

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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 […]

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ADB Funds Bangladesh Transport Upgrade

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank has funded a partial upgrade to one of Bangladesh’s most critical regional transport corridors. The improvements will increase trade and connections across South Asia. The ADB is providing $198 million, plus an additional $60 million from partner organizations, for the expansion and improvement of a 70-kilometer section of the corridor connecting […]

New Fire Rages in Another Bangladesh Garment Factory

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh authorities say firefighters are battling a new blaze in a garment factory building outside the capital, Dhaka, one day after a deadly blaze at another factory. Fire officials say Monday’s fire is in a building at least 10 stories high, housing several factories. There is no immediate word about possible casualties. Media reports say […]

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Bangladesh Factory Fire Kills At Least 110

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Fire officials say a lack of emergency exits contributed to the deaths of at least 110 people, when a fire swept through a garment factory in Bangladesh. Authorities said Sunday that the blaze broke out on the ground floor of a multi-story building the night before in a factory outside the capital, Dhaka. Firefighters fought […]

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Bangladesh Factory Fire Kills More Than 100

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers are working in Bangladesh to recover the bodies of victims in a garment factory fire that killed at least 109 people, mostly women. Authorities say the blaze broke out on the ground floor of a multi-story building Saturday night in a factory outside the capital, Dhaka. Firefighters fought the blaze for several hours, while […]

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100 Killed in Bangladesh Factory Fire

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Bangladesh say a fire at a garment factory has killed at least 100 people, mostly women. Authorities say the death toll could rise. Rescue workers found the bodies early Sunday. Authorities say the blaze broke out on the ground floor of the nine-story building Saturday night in the Tazreen Fashions factory outside the […]

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100 Killed in Bangladesh Factory Fire

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh officials say a fire at a garment factory has killed at least 100 people. Rescue workers found the bodies early Sunday. Authorities say the blaze broke out Saturday night in the Tazreen Fashions factory outside Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Various reports say many workers were trapped on upper floors of the multi-story building. […]

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100 Killed in Bangladesh Factory Fire

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh officials say a fire at a garment factory has killed at least 100 people. Rescue workers found the bodies early Sunday. Authorities say the blaze broke out Saturday night in the Tazreen Fashions factory outside Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Some reports say many workers were trapped on upper floors of the building, and […]

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