Deadly Bangladesh blaze shows up safety gaps 3 years after factory collapse



Bangladesh's safety inspectors twice extended an operating licence at a food and cigarette packaging plant in the capital Dhaka without making physical checks.
That breach of rules is now being investigated by the government after a fire at the Tampaco Foils factory killed at least 39 people last month.
The cause of the Sept. 10 blaze, the country's worst industrial accident since the 2013 Rana Plaza tragedy in which more than 1,100 mostly garment workers died, is unknown. The plant's owner, a former member of parliament, has gone missing.
Flammable materials stored on the factory floor, a... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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