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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Collapse Kills Nearly 100 People, Injures a Thousand: An eight-story building that

An eight-story facility that housed several garment factories and shops collapsed in Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 96 people, injuring more than 800, and trapping a yet-unknown number under the mass of concrete rubble, according to officials. Firefighters and emergency personnel dug through the ruins of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, a suburb of the South Asian nation's capital of Dhaka, just five months after a fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory killed at least 112 garment workers in the worst industrial disaster the country had ever seen. The latest accident comes at time when questions are being raised about the safety issues that plague Bangladesh's booming garment industry, which is second only to China's in terms of exports.PREVIOUSLY ON ECOUTERRE: Walmart Refuses to Compensate Bangladesh Fire Victims

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