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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 06:47 AM

Bangladesh Garment Factory (Gap) Ablaze As Worker Anger Boils


"We think itís an act of arson committed by workers from both inside the factory complex and outside."

Bangladesh Garment Factory Ablaze As Worker Anger Boils
- Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Published on Saturday, November 30, 2013 by Common Dreams

Workers are suspected of causing a fire that engulfed one of Bangladesh's biggest garment factories which produces clothing for well-known retailers including the Gap and Walmart.

Firefighters were still battling flames on Friday after the 10-story building in the industrial district of Gazipur was set ablaze around midnight on Thursday.

Fifteen trucks carrying garments were also reportedly set ablaze.

"We were the biggest supplier of Gap in Bangladesh," Nur-e-Alam, a senior manager of factory owner Standard Group, told Reuters. "Our cargoes were ready for shipment and all that was burnt up."

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