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Bangladesh garment factory fire kills six people

A Bangladesh garment factory was gutted in a fire, killing at least six and injuring more.

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A relative mourns over her sister's body at a hospital following a blaze at a garment factory in Dhaka on January 26, 2013. (MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Just two months after a massive garment factory fire in Bangladesh highlighted major safety problems in the industry, another factory has gone ablaze.

A fire broke out today in a Smart Fashions factory in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, Al Jazeera reported. Firefighters and police have found six bodies so far.

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"Everything inside the factory has been gutted," a Reuters photographer said. Reuters says that 10 injuries have been reported so far.

The cause of fire is not immediately clear, the Associated Press reported

But fires are fairly common in the country's notoriously unsafe factories. At least 500 people have died in Bangladeshi garment factory accidents since 2006, Voice of America reported. Last November's major factory fire killed 112 workers.

 

 

 

 

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