Bangladesh factory fire: Garment industry wants action
DHAKA (REUTERS) - Officials in Bangladesh's ready made garment industry demanded on Tuesday quick implementation of recommendations in a report which concluded that last month's deadly fire at a textile factory was the result of both sabotage and negligence.
The investigators, who presented their report to the Home Ministry on Monday, did not single out any individual in connection with sabotage in the Nov 24 blaze at the Tazreen Fashion Factory in which 112 workers were killed.
But they called for legal action to be taken against the factory owner, identified as Delwar Hossein, and nine mid-level managers. Managers, the investigators said, had neglected fundamental safety precautions and failed to obtain a fire certificate.
"We demand the recommendations be implemented, meaning the owner and other culprits must be arrested and brought to book,"said Amirul Huque Amin, president of the National Garment Workers Federation.