Fire hits Bangladesh garment factory

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Another deadly fire has reportedly hit a garment factory in Bangladesh. According to Bloomberg, an Oct. 8 blaze at a garment factory near the Bangladesh capital city of Dhaka killed 10 workers and injured more than 50.

The non-profit group Clean Clothes Campaign said the factory manufactures brands linked to retailers including Asda (owned by Wal-Mart), Loblaw and Hudson’s Bay. A Wal-Mart spokesperson said some of the company’s suppliers source fabric from the factory but it does not have any direct contractual relationship with the factory.  

A major fire at another garment factory in Bangladesh killed more than 100 people in November 2012 and a garment factory collapse killed more than 1,000 people six months ago, leading to promises of new, tougher safety standards for factories in the country.

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