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Bangladesh Factory Collapse Victims Want Compensation

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 8:19am
Julhas Alam, Associated Press

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh has begun compiling details about the victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse as part of a global compensation deal, but dozens of people have taken to the streets demanding a more complete accounting of the disaster.

The collapse killed more than 1,100 people and highlighted the grim conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry, a major supplier to global fashion brands.

Mojtaba Kazazi, executive commissioner of Rana Plaza Claims Administration, said Monday injured workers and families of the dead should have compensation payments in six months.

Retailers like Bonmarché, El Corte Ingles, Loblaw and Primark have pledged $40 million for the fund.

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