At Least 124 Killed in Fire at Bangladesh Garment Factory

At least 124 people were killed in a fire at a Bangladeshi garment factory in the latest industrial accident to raise concerns about the safety of workers who make clothing for companies such as Li & Fung Ltd.

“Rescue operations are still ongoing and the number of the dead may climb,” Habibur Rahman, superintendent of police for Dhaka, told reporters yesterday on the scene at the industrial belt of Ashulia, on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital. The government has no updated death toll today.

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