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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:35 PM

Bangladesh factory fire 'was sabotage'

Source: BBC

17 December 2012 Last updated at 21:29 ET
A factory fire in Bangladesh which killed more than 100 workers last month was an act of sabotage, an official inquiry has found.

The head of the inquiry told the BBC it was not clear who was responsible for starting the fire, which swept through a clothing factory in Dhaka.

But Main Uddin Khandaker added that the owner of the Tazreen factory had been guilty of "severe negligence".

At least 110 people died in the 24 November blaze in the Ashulia district on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.

Anbarasan Ethirajan reports.



Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20765258



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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:31 AM

1. I hope they find out who it was

I like many were thinking the factory owners were the possible reason for it. The problem is now people will say "see they weren't mistreated it isn't a big deal" when it still is.

The historical comparison (all though much worse in terms of the number of dead) is the Bhopal Disaster in 1984. The company has said that it was sabotage, though I doubt it with the safety record the plant had.

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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:13 AM

2. This is what happens

 

when you screw your employees. How he can ask himself "how much did I really save now?" after the fire.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:14 AM

3. The owner of the Tazreen factory had been guilty of "severe negligence".

How is that sabotage? Failing to keep up safety standards as required by the minimal laws in India, is NOT sabotage.

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