TV News LIES

Sunday, May 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News International A flurry of fires in Bangladesh raise concerns over garment-worker safety

A flurry of fires in Bangladesh raise concerns over garment-worker safety

E-mail Print PDF

Bangladesh workersRajina Aktar was sewing pockets into a pile of winter jackets bound for Europe when the fire’s toxic smoke knocked her out on a second-story floor.

In a pitch-dark panic that saw more than 350 people bolt for a single exit, someone carried the 15-year-old girl to safety. Eight others were trampled to death on the staircase, a few steps shy of daylight, in the Jan. 26 blaze at Smart Export Garments, an illegal factory on the outskirts of Bangaldesh’s capital.

Once again, foreign-brand labels were found among the burned-out wreckage, just as they had been in other episodes among a flurry of tragic fires that have set passions alight over the ugly underbelly of the country’s ready-made garment industry.

Garment making is the backbone of Bangladesh’s cash-strapped economy, accounting for annual exports worth $24.3 billion last year, about 80 percent of the country’s earnings. But the staggering frequency of lethal factory fires — which have claimed more than 500 lives since 2006 — shows that rising profits have not led to improvements in safety.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


British Airways: All flights cancelled amid IT crash

British Airways IT breakdown cancels all flightsBritish Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick because of global computer problems.A "major...

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Haiti child sex ring whitewashedWhen a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan...

G7 leaders fail to convince Trump to back climate pact

Trump not convinced by G& about climate changeLeaders from the world's major industrialized nations failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to back...

Coptic Christians killed in Minya bus attack

Coptic Christians killed in Egypt, including childredMasked gunmen on Friday attacked two buses and a truck carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!