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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Collapse Kills Nearly 100 People


Business  (tags: garment factory, Bangladesh, death, injured, business, ethics, humanrights, corruption )

Nancy
- 510 days ago - ecouterre.com
An eight-story facility that housed several garment factories and shops collapsed in Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 96 people, injuring more than 800, and trapping a yet-unknown number under the mass of concrete rubble, according to officials.



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Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 9:55 pm
Those poor people.....
 

Maria S. (102)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 4:53 am
Noted.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 11:04 am
Absolutely tragic. The Big Corps. that employ these people and (own/lease) these fire traps, must be brought to justice! Thousands now have suffered/lost loved ones/family, because of unsafe buildings they work in.
Thank You for bringing this awareness to Care2.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 12:31 pm
Tragic.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:27 pm
noted
 

Claudia O. (73)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:32 pm
Stop buying clothing from the big corporations.
 

Vicky P. (464)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 2:31 pm
another in Bangladesh? Those poor people :(
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 2:48 pm
Very sad!
 

Stuart Thomas (508)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 3:41 pm
A very sad tragedy!

Thank you for the post, Nancy.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 4:01 pm
This is tragic. It's about time that these corporations looked after their workers instead of housing them in death traps.
 

Tammy Baxter (9)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 4:22 pm
horrible!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 4:41 pm
Noted. A terrible disaster and probably could've been avoided. So sorry this happened. Thanks, Nancy.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 4:56 pm
noted thanks. SO SAD!
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 5:47 pm
More un-necessary deaths. These Corporations who make fabulous money getting rich off the back of the poor need to insist that those who hire the workers are doing so in safe working conditions. This is the same crap that other workers had to go through in other Countries before they unionized and got better pay and safe working standards. People want to knock the Unions, well it was unions that got the American worker out of situations like this. Now all these Companies do is exploit workers in other lands to get out from meeting safe standards. We need to get safe standards everywhere.
 

Anne K. (129)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 6:31 pm
I can't believe this is the first I've heard of this tragedy. Can't believe I didn't see it on yahoo news. Doesn't the American media care about poor non-Americans suffering and dying? Thanks, Nancy.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 8:02 pm
Oh, no! I will pray for them. Thank you for the news. Now we must have a petition to sign to put a stop to these things. (N, P, T)
 

Klaus Peters (12)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:48 pm
Obviously there is no control over building safety in Bangladesh.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:53 pm
terrible
 

june t. (65)
Friday April 26, 2013, 12:23 am
"Survivors said the building developed visible cracks on Tuesday evening, but factory bosses had demanded staff return to the production lines despite a police evacuation order."

"Last November a blaze at a factory making products for Wal-Mart and other Western labels left 111 people dead, with survivors describing how fire exits were kept locked by site managers." (hindustantimes)

Dandelion - you are so right!

 

Herbert E. (10)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:04 am
Death toll is now at nearly 300, with more than 300 still missing ! Sorry, they will be found eventually, as stinking corpses. The proprietors of these places should be put in save places, FOR LIFE ! Without parole.
 

Joy Catalan (95)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:58 am
goes back to national building code and the greedy capitalists...otherwise, this disaster could have been avoided.
 

Myraida Diaz (127)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:27 pm
Terribly sad..
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:58 am
already did this one
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:32 am
These people have always worked under the worst working conditions in the world. Now it appears, their actual buildings can be equally as destructive to their lives.
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 9:25 pm
For all the companies that have heard stories of unsafe conditions at garment factories, shame on them for not evaluating their overseas factories for safety and workers' rights.
 

Sara P. (57)
Monday April 29, 2013, 7:36 am
Noted Nancy, thanks for sharing.
 

Pat A. (117)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 10:58 am
Have signed every petition I can see. Only if we are desperate should we shop with the manufacturers who have willingly turned a blind eye to the conditions over there - and the retailers who are making a fortune.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:26 am
Noted
 
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