Beginning Saturday night, on the ground floor, a fire swept through the Tazreen Fashion factory in Bangladesh, which has been criticized for years for their terrible factory conditions, trapping hundreds of workers.
As of now, at least 120 workers have been confirmed dead, which include nine who jumped to their deaths to escape the late night blaze.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “Bangladesh is the world’s second-largest exporter of ready-made clothing, after China.”
Before, the worst factory disaster-in 2006, in the southern port of Chittagong, where fire exits had been blocked-84 people had been killed in a similar blaze. This is obviously a lot worse.
Bangladesh has about 4,500 factories, with many of them containing similar hazardous working conditions.