DHAKA, BANGLADESH – A clothing factory in Bangladesh went up in flames, killing well over 100 people and injuring at least 200 more.
What’s worse, officials say those numbers could rise. Rescue efforts were hindered since the factory was jam-packed with fabrics, yarn and cotton.
About 2,000 people were in the factory when the fire began on the first floor. It quickly spread throughout the nine-story building, trapping hundreds of workers, most of whom were women. Get this – some even jumped from the building to escape.
All this comes after area factories closed down last summer, as garment workers demanded better pay and working conditions.
In light of this latest tragedy, something tells us their fight is nowhere near over.