Fire hits Bangladesh garment factory day after similar fire kills over 100

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Another fire broke at a 10-story building in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka Monday, a day after a fire at a garment factory claimed more than 100 lives. No one was killed in this most recent incident that happened as thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding justice for the workers. The protest turned violent with protesters smashing into vehicles and throwing stones at factories. Some 200 factories in the industrial zone closed for the day due to the incident. Because of low labor costs, Bangladesh is home to over 4,500 garment factories that make clothes for international brands such as Wal-Mart, H&M and Marks & Spencer. But it is also known for its poor industrial safety record. Its state-run news agency reports that fires kill about 6,000 people each year.


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