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At Least Six Killed as Bangladesh Garment Factory Catches Fire

At least six workers were killed after a fire swept through a Dhaka-based garment factory, according to the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence.

The employees of Smart Export Garments Ltd. died either after jumping out of windows or in a stampede, Abdul Halim, a deputy assistant director of the Fire Service, said in a telephone interview from Dhaka.

More than 300 workers were at the factory, Major Mohammad Mahbub, director of the Fire Service’s operations, told reporters. None was burnt to death, he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Arun Devnath in Dhaka at adevnath@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anil Varma at avarma3@bloomberg.net

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