Fire Kills 112 Workers Making Clothes For U.S. Brands

Bangladesh garment factory fire
Bangladesh garment factory fire



By Julhas Alam


DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Fire raced up the floors of a Bangladeshi garment factory with no emergency exits, killing at least 112 people, some of whom jumped from the eight-story building where they made clothes for major global retailers.

Investigators suspect that a short circuit caused the fire Saturday night outside the capital, Dhaka, said Maj. Mohammad Mahbub, fire department operations director.