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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:11 AM

Protests rage over Bangladesh factory fire, supervisors arrested [View all]

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Three supervisors of a Bangladeshi garments factory were arrested on Wednesday as protests over a fire that killed more than 100 people raged on into a third day, with textile workers and police clashing in the streets of a Dhaka suburb.

The government has blamed last weekend's disaster, the country's worst-ever industrial blaze, on saboteurs and police said they had arrested two people who were seen on CCTV footage trying to set fire to stockpiles of cotton in another factory.

The fire at Tazreen Fashions has put a spotlight on global retailers that source clothes from Bangladesh, where wage costs are low - as little as $37 a month for some workers.

Rights groups have called on Western firms to sign up

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/28/us-bangladesh-fire-idUSBRE8AR0FQ20121128

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