Bangladesh Garment Industry Hit with Another Deadly Accident

Dashiell Bennett
Bangladesh Garment Industry Hit with Another Deadly Accident

As workers continue to pull bodies out of the wreckage of the collapsed Bangladeshi factory, another factory in the capital of Dhaka caught on fire, killing eight more than people. Though the building was mostly still intact on Thursday, the victims appeared to have died of smoke inhalation while trying to escape.

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Meanwhile, the death toll of Rana Plaza collapse has topped 900 people and will probably rise over 1,000 before all is said and done, making it one of the deadliest industrials disasters in world history. 

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Unlike most of the tragedies that befall the nation's troubled garment industry, Wednesday night's fire touched more than just the poor working-class employees, most of whom had left for the night. Two of the dead were local government officials and a third was the factory's managing director. He is also on the board of directors of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, which is the country's most powerful industry trade group.

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It's the fourth such disaster in Bangladesh since November, when 112 people were killed in a factory fire in the city of Savar.