Fire in Bangladesh Garment Factory Kills 10

The notoriously poor working conditions in the South Asian nation have ignited local protests and global scrutiny

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At least 10 people were killed Tuesday in a fire that enveloped a four-story dyeing mill outside the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka.

By nightfall in Gazipur, fire responders were still fighting the blaze that is believed to have injured scores of others, the Guardian reports.

Working conditions in Bangladesh, which exports $20 billion in garments, have faced global scrutiny amid reports of factories that lock exits to prevent theft or don’t have fire exits. A factory collapse in April killed more than 1,100 people. And last month, 50 workers in Gazipur were injured in clashes with police during a protest to demand a minimum wage of $100 a month.

[The Guardian]