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Bangladesh Factory Fires

Bangladesh Factory Fires

Bangladesh Factory Fires

Massively deadly factory fires in Dhaka have sparked protests in the capital and renewed attention to working conditions in garment factories, near the bottom of the global supply chain. One factory supplied the world's largest retail chain, Walmart, which announced, according to the BBC, that it is "troubled that a supplier subcontracted work without authorisation" to an unsafe factory. On Nov. 27 Bangladesh interior minister Mohiuddin Khan blamed arson for the fire at Tazreen garment factory, according to Al-Jazeera.