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Families file murder case as Bangladesh fire toll rises

The Tampaco Foils factory fire was the worst industrial accident in Bangladesh since the Rana Plaza collapse

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Relatives of workers killed in a fire at a packaging factory in Bangladesh have filed a murder case against the owner, police said on Monday (September 12), as the death toll from the disaster rose to 31. Another 12 people are missing after the disaster on Saturday (10), the worst since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment complex in 2013 that killed over 1,100 people. The government has launched an investigation into what caused the fire, but police in the industrial town of Tongi, where the Tampaco Foils Limited factory was located, said bereaved relatives had already filed a…

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