- A senior fire department official said the death toll was so high because the factory had no fire exit on the outside of the building.
- Accounts, clothing show Disney, Wal-Mart, Sears used Bangladesh factory in fire
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A man takes photographs inside a garment-factory where a fire killed more than 110 people Saturday on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
November 25, 2012 | More than 100 people have been killed in a fire that tore through a clothes factory in Bangladesh - in one of the worst industrial accidents in the country's history.
The blaze in the multi-floor Tazreen Fashion factory outside Dhaka reportedly started on the ground floor in the warehouse and quickly spread.
A number of people trapped inside died after jumping from the building to escape the inferno. It took firefighters nearly six hours to extinguish the blaze.
Accounts, clothing show Disney, Wal-Mart, Sears used Bangladesh factory in fire, Julhas Alam,Associated Press / Minneapolis (MN) Sar Tribune
Workers who survived the fire say exit doors were locked, and a fire official has said that far fewer people would have died if there had been even one emergency exit. Of the dead, 53 bodies were burned so badly they could not be identified; they were buried anonymously.