20 Sep '17, 3pm

Bangladesh suffers another garment factory fire

Published on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 Bangladesh suffers another garment factory fire Written by David Styles Details Tweet DHAKA – At least six workers have been killed in the latest Bangladesh garment factory fire with early reports saying other workers are still missing, so the death toll may rise. This comes a matter of weeks after the decision was made to renew the Bangladesh Accord, the agreement put in place post-Rana Plaza to avoid exactly this kind of incident. So far just 30 companies out of 200 have re-signed to the Accord’s latest commitments which see the initiative extended until 2021. The fire, which has now been extinguished by emergency services, is the latest in a long line of similar fatal incidents which have led to calls for a new system of governance to be brought in to prevent such tragedies. Mustafizur Rahman, deputy district police chief, told ...

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