Dozens Killed in Bangladesh Fire
Date of publication: December 14, 2010
Source: The New York Times
Author: Julfikar Ali Manik and Vikas Bajaj
DHAKA, Bangladesh — A fire at a garment factory north of Dhaka killed 24 people and injured dozens more on Monday, in the latest blow to the country’s largest industry.
The fire at a 10-story factory in the Ashulia industrial area, about 16 miles from the capital, started on the ninth floor around lunch time when most of the workers were outside. Local reporters who had canvassed area hospitals said that at least 24 people were killed. Factory officials said they knew of about 20 deaths...