Yet another fire broke out at a garment factory in Bangladesh this morning, March 6, in the nation’s capital, Dhaka. According to police reports no one was in the building at the time of the fire and, so far, no casualties have been reported.
A police official at Hazari Bag station, speaking to Reuters, said, “The factory closed for business at 5 p.m. and the fire broke out at 5.40.”
A group of police officers, firefighters and volunteers worked collaboratively throughout the morning to contain the blaze before it could further spread. So far, the extent of the damage remains undetermined.
Garment manufacturing is the core of Bangladesh’s booming economy but ever since the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse last April, which claimed more than 1,100 lives, the nation has come under intense international scrutiny for its poor factory safety and labor conditions.