Bangladesh cheap clothing factories: 8 die in fire – survivor pulled from Rana Savar debris 17 days building collapsed killing 1,000
FACE of the day: Rescuers carry a survivor pulled out from the rubble of the Rana Plaza building that collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, May 10, 2013. Rescue workers in Bangladesh freed the woman buried for 17 days inside the wreckage of a garment factory building that collapsed, killing more than 1,000 people. Soldiers at the site said her name was Reshma and described her as being in remarkably good shape despite her ordeal.
In other news…
Workers stand outside an 11-story building that houses the Tung Hai Sweater Ltd. factory and apartments after a fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, May 9, 2013. The fire broke out in the building Wednesday night, not long after the up to 300 workers of the factory went home for the day, killing at least eight people officials said Thursday.
The Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) suspects the fire at Tung Hai Sweater Factory at the capital’s Mirpur was an act of sabotage.
They have yet to offer any evidence that it was.
In November 2012, a fire killed 112 people at the Tazreen Fashion factory that produced clothing for U.S. retailers including Walmart.