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Bangladesh Factory Had No Fire Safety License

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Fire officials in Bangladesh say the garment factory where at least 110 people were killed in a fire last month as they made clothing for several international companies did not have a valid fire safety license. They say the license had expired in June and was not renewed. Bangladeshi authorities have arrested three factory officials […]

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Bangladesh Factory Owner: Nobody Told Me to Install Fire Exits

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The owner of a Bangladeshi garment factory where 112 people were killed in a massive blaze says he did not know he had to install emergency exits in the building. Delowar Hossain, the managing director of Tazreen Fashion, told the Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star, “nobody told me there was no emergency exit which could […]

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Police Arrest Bangladesh Factory Officials

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested three factory officials in connection with a fire Saturday that killed at least 110 people. The police chief in the capital, Dhaka, said the officials were arrested Wednesday amid allegations that managers told employees to return to work after fire alarms rang, and that locked doors trapped workers inside. Hundreds […]

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Police Arrest Bangladesh Factory Officials

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested three factory officials in connection with a fire Saturday that killed at least 110 people. The police chief in the capital, Dhaka, said the officials were arrested Wednesday amid allegations that managers told employees to return to work after fire alarms rang, and that locked doors trapped workers inside. Hundreds […]

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Bangladesh Mourns Factory Fire Dead, Protests Continue

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Garment workers in Bangladesh have held a second day of demonstrations, as the country observed a day of mourning for at least 110 people killed in a Saturday factory fire. About 1,000 workers, many carrying black flags, demanded justice for the victims as they protested Tuesday on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka. Factories were […]

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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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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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