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Dhaka, Bangladesh – Police in Bangladesh have reportedly filed charges against the owners of a garment factory that was the site of a fatal fire in November 2012 that killed more than 100 workers. Bloomberg reports that Delwar Hossain and his unidentified wife, owners of Tazreen Fashion Ltd, were among 13 people charged with murder and other offenses in connection with the deadly blaze that resulted in 124 deaths.
The factory had no emergency exits, which contributed to the unsafe conditions that caused so many fatalities. There have been several high-profile disasters at garment factories in Bangladesh in recent years, leading calls for government reforms. Those charged in the Tazreen Fashion fire could receive up to life in prison.