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Sean 'Diddy' Combs urged to act after Bangladesh blaze link

Published on Nov 27, 2012 8:44 PM
Sean "Diddy" Combs performs as 'Prince Halloween' at Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner's annual Halloween Party at The Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in this October 27, 2012 publicity photograph released Oct 29. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

DHAKA (AFP) - Activists urged US rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs to push for better working conditions after revealing clothing for his fashion line was made in a Bangladeshi factory where 110 staff died in a fire.

Labour rights campaigners shot and distributed dozens of images of labelled clothes inside the gutted remains of the Tazreen Fashion factory, where the ferocious blaze took hold late on Saturday.

"We found clothing of ENYCE (Combs's label) and Faded Glory (a Walmart range)," said Ms Kalpona Akter, director of the Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity.

She said that clothes also made for German discount line KiK, US firm Dickies, True Desire of Sears, Edinburgh Woollen Mill and several other Western brands had been identified in the burnt-out ruins.

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