Bangladesh Factory Fire Survivors: Give Us Our Jobs Back

Bangladesh factory workers want jobs back.
Bangladesh factory workers want jobs back.

By Julhas Alam

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- As 112 of her co-workers died in a garment-factory fire, Dipa Akter got out by jumping from the third floor through a hole made by breaking apart an exhaust fan. Her left leg is wrapped in bandages and she has trouble walking.

Now she wants back in.

"If the factory owner reopens the factory sometime soon, we will work again here," the 19-year-old said. "If it's closed for long, we have to think of alternatives."