Fatal Fire at Bangladesh Factory

At least nine people have been killed in a fire at a clothing factory near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, reports BBC News.

Local media said about 50 people had been hurt in the fire, which broke out late on Tuesday in Gazipur.

It was feared the number of people killed could rise.

Safety standards in Bangladesh’s garment factories are notoriously poor. More than 1,100 people died in April when a factory outside Dhaka collapsed.

Another 2,500 people were injured in the disaster in the Ashulia district on the outskirts of the capital, where most of the clothing industry is based.

Last November, 112 workers were killed in a fire at another clothes factory in the area.

Read more of the story here http://bbc.in/18MUftr

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