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Garment factory fire kills 7 in Bangladesh

English.news.cn   2012-11-25 08:12:21            

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Fire is seen at a garment factory located on the outskirt of Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Nov. 24, 2012. At least seven people killed and over 100 injured as the fire broke out Saturday evening, local media reported. (Xinhua/Shariful Islam)

DHAKA, Nov. 24 (Xinhua)-- A Garment factory located on the outskirt of Bangladeshi capital Dhaka caught fire Saturday evening, leaving at least seven people killed and over 100 injured, local media reported.

Most of the deceased died as they jumped from the factory building, according to local bdnews24.com.

The fire broke out at the Tajrin garment unit in Savar, about 30 km northwest of Dhaka, Siddiqur Rahman, on duty official of fire office at Export Processing Zone of Savar told Xinhua, adding that the cause of the fire could not be confirmed yet.

He said about nine units of fire service from various fire stations are working on the spot to douse the fire.

Bangladesh is one of the major garment exporter in the world after China, employing around 3 million workers, 90 percent of whom are female.

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Editor: Wang Yuanyuan
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