Overseas Factory Fire Claims Over 100 Lives

By: CNN
By: CNN

Officials in Bangladesh say more than 100 are dead, and hundreds ohers injured following a factory fire in a multistory building.

The fire ripped through the clothing factory in the capital of Dhaka, Saturday night.

Firefighters reportedly had a hard time fighting the blaze in the nine-story building, which left many workers trapped.

More than 2,000 people were inside the building when the fire broke out on the first floor, but spread to others.

The death toll is expected to rise, as firefightes say they couldn't enter certain floors because the building was filled with textiles and materials.

Garments make up 80-percent of the country's 24 billions in exports.


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