Bangladesh Mourns Workers Killed in Clothes Factory Fire
(DAHKA, Bangladesh) — Bangladesh held a national day of mourning Tuesday following a deadly garment factory fire that killed 112 people over the weekend.
Flags flew at half-mast at buildings across the country, while workers demonstrated against dangerous factory conditions for a second straight day.
The Tazreen Fashions factory, located outside the capital city of Dhaka, manufactured clothes for American companies, including Walmart. Fire officials say the flames broke out Saturday night on the ground floor and workers had no way out.
One of the companies that supplies clothes from that factory to American labels has agreed to pay victims’ families $1,200 each.
The government is investigating the cause of the fire.
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