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Monday, 28 January 2013

Flame kills 7 in Bangladesh factory.

7 female workers lost their life on Saturday afternoon in yet another fire at a outfits factory in Bangladesh, police said.

"We have realized seven bodies of employees who died either in the stampede or (after) jumping through the second floor of the factory being a fire broke out, Chowdhury Monzurul Kabir, the deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told CNN.

Higher than a dozen other workers had been hospitalized after being injured in the incident, according to the law enforcement officials.

Police and witnesses said the fire broke away at Smart Fashions Confined at Mohammadpur, located inside inland city of Dhaka, and it quickly spread to an additional floor where several hundred people, mostly women, had been working.

As the hearth spread, panicked workers tried out to head downstairs in addition to outside to safety. But those that did get down located a door locked within the first floor, according to help workers who escaped.

"There was no fire alarm inside the factory, and everybody rushed to get out of the two-story building while some workers shouted they saw flames within the second floor, " said Rezina Begum, one of the people employees who suffered accidents.

Saturday's fire comes two months after the country's most detrimental clothing factory fire that killed 112 people on Tazreen Fashions Limited within the outskirts of Dhaka.

In addition, it coincides with a visit to the Bangladeshi capital with a U. S. congressional delegation going to assess the safety of clothing factories inside South Asian nation.

The Smart Fashions Limited factory employed over 300 workers and wouldn't have proper fire health concerns, according to a flame service and civil protection official.

"The factory is usually illegally built, and there was no fire exit, inch Mahbubur Rahman, the flame service and civil protection director, told reporters.

Police said they want to track down the factory's operator.

"We've launched an research, and certainly we'll bring the perpetrators to justice, " said Kabir.

Bangladeshi-made garments make up 80% of the place's $24 billion in annual exports.

The country features about 4, 500 item of clothing factories, where workers create clothes for brands such as Tesco, Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Kohl's in addition to Carrefour. The sector earned $19 billion within the last few financial year, which ended in June 2012.

Nightclub fire kills over 230 in Brazil.

Flames raced from a crowded nightclub in the southern part of Brazil, killing more than 230 people early on Sunday.

The fire swept through Kiss nightclub from the city of Santa Maria.

Witnesses said a sparkle or firework lit through band members started the fire, though officials said the cause was still under study.

One amateur video showed firefighters trying to save people and dragging victims away from the entrance while smoke was still pouring out of your nightclub.

Another showed emergency services beyond the club and a lot of the survivors trying to guide them.

Brazil President Dilma Rouseff travelled to Santa Maria and visited victims in clinic after cutting short her vacation to a Latin American-European peak in Chile.

Brazil Health Minister Alexandre Padilha accompanied the president throughout the hospital visit.

Padhilha said in a news conference that almost all of the 117 people treated in hospitals ended up poisoned by gases they breathed through the fire.

Only a few suffered serious burns.

Santa Maria Mayor Cezar Schirmer decreed the 30-day mourning period after what seems to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.

Santa Maria can be a major university city having a population of around a quarter of a million.