In Bangladesh, ninety-five years later:
A garment factory fire has again claimed the lives of scores of women in an outbreak of fire … According to reports, the fire originating from the blast of a boiler raced through the entire four-story building which housed a factory of KTS, a composite textile mill, Thursday evening. About 250 factory employees, mostly underprivileged women, were on duty in the evening shift.
Casualty figures keep rising and latest reports mention 85 deaths and a few hundred injured. The figures may rise further which will go to make the incident one of the worst industrial tragedies in the country’s history … As in most previous incidents of garment factory fire, the workers could not run to safety because the gate was locked.
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