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wal-mart: bangladesh factory in deadly fire made clothes without our knowledge

by:QiMeng     2019-09-08
A fire broke out at a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh over the weekend, killing at least 112 people.
Wal-Mart without American giantsS.
Knowledge of Walmart, retailerMart said.
Wal-
Mart says Tazreen Fashion Co. , Ltd.
The factory is no longer authorized to produce goods for Wal-Mart
However, the supplier directly violated our policy and subcontracted the work to Wal-Mart.
In a statement Monday, the largest retailer in the United States said: \"The number of fire deaths in garment factories in Bangladesh has risen\" and today we have terminated our relationship with the supplier.
\"It is very disturbing for us to have this happening and we will continue to work in the apparel industry to improve fire safety education and training in Bangladesh.
\"Hot News Southern California earthquake Bahamas helicopter crash World Cup controversy Trump\'s\" tribute to the United States \"fire Saturday is one of the deadliest fires in a garment factory in Bangladesh, it also highlights how the country, in the process of rushing to supply major US retailers, often ignores safety issues at US garment factories. S. and Europe.
Over the past six years, more than 300 people have died in garment factory fires in South Asian countries.
Survivors of the weekend fire said the exit door was locked and the fire extinguisher was broken, apparently just to impress the inspector, who told the workers to return to their sewing machine when the fire broke.
The victim was trapped or jumped off a building-
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The flag of Bangladesh flew half a flag on Tuesday.
When the country mourned the dead, the mast was erected in all government buildings.
As the government announced a national day of mourning in memory of those killed in the fire, the country\'s garment factories were closed.
The government says places of worship across the country are praying.
On Monday, about 15,000 Bangladeshi workers protested outside the destroyed building in Saval, a suburb of Dhaka, demanding justice for the victims and improving security.
The day after the protests broke out, about 200 factories were closed.
Demonstrators blocked a major highway, threw stones at the factory and smashed vehicles.
Labor leaders hope that anger at the latest disaster will prompt change.
Tahmina Rahman, secretary-general of Bangladesh Garment Workers Federation, said the government needs to do more to punish factory safety mistakes.
\"The owners are not punished, so they don\'t care about installing enough security facilities,\" she said . \".
\"The owner should be held accountable and sent to prison.
\"Wal-Mart
Mart did not say why the Tazreen factory was abandoned.
But in its 2012 Global Responsibility report
Mart said it had stopped working with 49 factories in Bangladesh in 2011 due to fire safety issues.
Online records appear to indicate that the Tazreen plant received a \"high risk\" safety rating after inspection on May 2011 and a \"medium risk\" rating in August 2011.
Bengali confirmed the bodies of relatives who died in a garment factory fire in South Africa and were buried in a grave outside Dhaka on Monday.
Mohammed Lipp said he tried to run out of the building when the fire broke but was stopped.
The manager told us nothing happened.
The fire alarm just broke.
\"Go back to work,\" Lipp said.
\"But we soon learned that there was a fire.
When we ran to the exit point again, we found it locked from the outside and it was too late.
Lipp says he\'s from the second.
Windows and minor injuries.
Yeamin, another worker who only uses one name, said the fire extinguisher in the factory did not work, \"just to impress the buyer or authority.
\"There are about 4,000 garment factories in Bangladesh.
China earns about $20 billion a year from clothing exports, mainly to the United States. S. and Europe.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association said it would support the families of the victims and provide $1,250 per person to the families of the deceased.
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