New fire at Bangladesh garment factory, day after deadly blaze

There were no reports of deaths, but eight workers were injured due to heavy smoke.


Reuters November 26, 2012

DHAKA: A fire broke out in a multi-storey garment factory building outside Dhaka on Monday, one day after more than 100 people were killed in a blaze that swept through another factory on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital.

A fire brigade official said the blaze in the 11-storey building in the suburb of Uttara, which housed three separate factories, was almost under control.

There were no reports of deaths, but eight workers were injured due to heavy smoke, fire brigade Director General Abu Nayeem Mohammad Shahidullah told Reuters.

Sunday's blaze, in which 109 people died, was Bangladesh's worst-ever factory blaze. Working conditions at Bangladeshi factories are notoriously poor, with little enforcement of safety laws, and overcrowding and locked fire doors are common.

Bangladesh has around 4,500 garment factories and is the world's biggest exporter of clothing after China, with garments making up 80% of its $24 billion annual exports.

More than 300 factories near the capital shut for almost a week earlier this year as workers demanded higher wages and better working conditions.

COMMENTS (5)

indian | 8 years ago | Reply

@Asad Khan: wooWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! ANOTHER ZAID HAMID!!!!!!!!!! forget hte gas and electricity shortage...1 thing's for sure there will never be a comedian shortage in pakistan....:D

jism | 8 years ago | Reply

@Asad Khan:

Welcome to the Hindu Terrorism!!! It’s just the same Kind of activity which took Place in a Garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan. Ditto Desgn and same Planners to Target & Burn ganrment Factories where most employment of These two countries come from plus rate of Casualities will always be high. In Pakistan, More than 200 people were killed in same kind of fire. And Now In Bangladesh. Before that a Flyover in Karachi Also Fell and same happened in Near Dhaka. Planner of these two events are the same. All eyes are fixed on the Hindu Regime because that has a history of International terrorism. Tamil Tigers and BLA in Balochistan are just few of those examples. Hindu Regime is the sole beneficiary of these terrorist activities. Keep a close eye on the Regime. The Planner of Both events , in Pakistan and in Bangladesh is the same. Only Beneficiary in the region is Hindu Regime.

folks,.right here we have another zaid hamid in making.

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