Fatal Factory Fire In Bangladesh Ruled As Arson

The fire at Tazreen Fashions factory in Ashulia, Bangladesh on Saturday that killed over 112 people has been ruled by authorities as arson, reports WWD.

According to interior minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir: “We have come to the conclusion that it was an act of sabotage. We are finding out as of now who exactly the saboteurs are and all culprits will be brought to book.” Yesterday was declared a day of mourning in the country, with flags flying at half mast and garment factories nationwide closed out of respect for the victims, however throughout the past two days thousands of workers have gathered near the site of the deadly fire to protest the unsafe conditions.

The Wall Street Journal reports that three officials from the factory have now been detained, so we’ll be following the story for updates on how the tragedy plays out in the courts and with the major retailers who sourced goods from Tazreen Fashions.

[WWD and WSJ]

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