Collapsed factory in Savar
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Owners of Bangladesh factories criticised over safety

Protests have erupted in Bangladesh following the collapse of a factory in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

More than 190 people are believed to have been killed and rescue workers are working with volunteers to free survivors still thought to be trapped inside.

Police said the factory owners had ignored warnings not to allow their workers into the building after cracks were noticed on Tuesday.

Sabir Mustafa, editor of the BBC's Bengali Service, said too often advice given to industry chiefs about safety procedures fell on "deaf ears".

  • 25 Apr 2013
  • From the section Asia
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