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Bangladesh factory disaster: Primark to extend aid

More than 1,000 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Bangladesh in April.

Six months after the accident one of the retailers whose clothes were being made there has confirmed it will be extending short-term aid for the families affected.

Long-term compensation is still to be arranged, but Primark has said it will continue to pay the wages of all those affected, including those who were working for other companies, for another three months.

The low-cost retailer - which has faced criticism for its cheap clothes made in places like Bangladesh - has been paying the salaries, which average about £24 per month, for the past six months.

Paul Lister, head of corporate governance at Associated British Foods, the parent company of Primark, spoke to the BBC's Simon Jack.