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Tazreen Fire Tragedy: Labour organizations, victims’ family pays homage in Ashulia

  • Published at 12:04 pm November 24th, 2020
Tazreen Fire Tragedy
Activists and leaders of different labour organizations along with relatives of the victims’ of the devastating fire at Tazreen Fashions Ltd factory pays homage at the factory's gate on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

On November 24, 2012, the deadliest factory fire killed at least 112 people and left over 200 injured

Activists and leaders of different labour organizations along with relatives of the victims’ of the devastating fire at Tazreen Fashions Ltd factory in Ashulia have paid homage to their loved ones marking the eighth year anniversary of the tragic incident.

The mourning crowd placed wreaths at the gate of the factory and prayed for salvation for the victim's of the fire on Tuesday morning.

Tapan Shaha, president at the Textile Garments Workers' Federation said families of the victim's are still living in inhumane conditions due to lack of proper compensation.

Also Read - Tazreen Fire Tragedy: 8 years on, workers of the garment factory still refused jobs

Khairul Mintu, organizing secretary of Garments Workers Trade union said despite eight years having passed after the fire that killed hundreds of workers justice has not been ensured.

Leaders and activists of Textile Garments Workers Federation, Garment Sramik Trade Union Kendra, Bangladesh Poshak Sramik Trade Union Federation  and Bangladesh Srom Institute, were present at the program among other labour organizations.

Also Read - Tazreen Fire Tragedy: Trial proceedings of cases in limbo

On November 24, 2012, the deadliest factory fire in the nation’s history broke out at Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka, killing at least 112 people and leaving over 200 injured.

Tazreen produced for the US giant Walmart, the Spanish department store, El Corte Ingles, the German discount retailer KIK, C&A and Sean John’s Enyce brand.

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