26 Feb 2010

Fatal factory fire

9:06 am on 26 February 2010

At least 18 people have died and 50 were injured in a fire at a clothes factory in Bangladesh.

The fire was in the town of Gazipur about 50km from the capital, Dhaka, at the Garib & Garib Sweater factory.

The BBC reports lax safety standards and poor wiring cause several fatal factory fires every year in Bangladesh. Clothing is Bangladesh's largest export sector.