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Yet another tragedy strikes Bangladesh garment sector
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Apr '13
Hardly has the South Asian nation of Bangladesh come out of two deadly fire incidents that killed at least 119 people, yet another tragedy has struck the country’s readymade garment sector.
 
A nine-storied building, which housed four garment manufacturing units, situated in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka, collapsed on April 24, killing at least 70 people and injuring more than 600 others, according to Government officials.
 
Bangladesh Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir said the building might have collapsed due to faulty construction.
 
The last apparel factory collapse was of Spectrum Garments in Baipalli in Savar, about eight years ago, which resulted in death of 64 workers.
 
However, the last major building collapse in Bangladesh was in 2010, when at least 25 people were killed in a four-storey building collapse in Dhaka.
 
Incidentally, Bangladesh is home to one of the largest clothing industries in the world, which supplies apparel at competitive price to several major Western retail brands.
 
However, following the November Tazreen fire incident, Western buyers have urged Bangladesh factory owners to improve safety standards.
 
Earlier this week, a report released by The World Bank said the garment industry of Bangladesh is suffering from a severe image crisis in the international markets because of concerns about labor safety arising from recent fire incidents in two garment factories.
 
The latest disaster might further dent the image of Bangladesh and make buyers re-think about sourcing apparels from the least developed country.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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