Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Bangladesh garment factory fire incident kills seven
Bangladesh garment factory fire incident kills seven
Jan '13
Seven employees, all of them women, were killed and at least five others were injured in a fire accident at a garment manufacturing company in Bangladesh on January 26.
The fire erupted at the manufacturing unit of Smart Fashions, in Dhaka’s suburb of Mohammadpur, soon after the employees returned after lunch.
The blaze has gutted almost everything at the small factory where around 300 workers, mostly women, stitched garments and jackets.
The fire incident has occurred just two months after the deadly Tazreen factory fire incident that killed 112 workers.
Bangladesh houses about 4,500 garment factories, and it is the world’s second-largest exporter of clothing after China.
Around 80 percent of Bangladesh’s US$ 24 billion of foreign exchange earnings comes from exports of apparels.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Oct 2016

Arvind to dilute 10% stake in brand business arm

Arvind Limited, one of India’s largest integrated textile and apparel ...

Courtesy: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Textiles | On 25th Oct 2016

World’s first cotton shipment using Skuchain’s Brackets

The world’s first trade transaction involving shipment of cotton...

Textiles | On 25th Oct 2016

Cotton yield to increase to 568.29 kg/ha in 2016-17: CAB

At its first meeting for the cotton season 2016-17, the Cotton...

Interviews View All

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Rajiv Sirohi

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search