Thursday, April 25, 2013

244 KILLED AND 1000 INJURED IN BUILDING COLLAPSE IN BANGLADESH

An 8 story building collapsed in Bangladesh killing to date 244. (Image source: Google) One thousand people were injured and more dead are expected to be found. The building was the site of 5 garment factories and 300 shops. There were over 2000 people employed there. Cracks had appeared in the structure causing concerns. Many protested in the streets due to the lack of government insistence on safety standards. According to news reports many buildings are below standards and industries have poor reputation for the safety of workers. In November 2012 a fire killed 112 at a fashions factory.

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