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Smoke rises from a fire burning at a Standard Group garment factory in Gazipur

Smoke rises from a fire burning at a Standard Group garment factory in Gazipur November 29, 2013. There were no reports of casualties in the fire. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: DISASTER BUSINESS)

Key Bangladesh garments factory destroyed in blaze

Yahoo News

A devastating fire ripped through a Bangladesh garment factory supplying major Western retailers, police and industry officials said on Friday, in a blaze set by workers angered over rumors of a colleague's death in police firing.

Garments are a vital sector for the South Asian nation, whose low wages and duty-free access to Western markets have helped make it the world's largest apparel exporter after China. (Reuters)

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