Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dhaka Cloth Factory Fire Leaves More than 100 dead

A fire that broke out in a clothes factory on Saturday has left more than 100 dead. Some people died after jumping from the building to escape the flames.

The incident ocured in a multi-floor Tazreen Fashion factory in the Ashulia district on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka.

Firefighters managed to contain the blaze on Sunday morning.


It is unclear what caused the fire, which started on the ground floor trapping many victims in the factory. Officials suspect an electrical short circuit might have caused the disaster.

[ via BBC News ]
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