Anniversary of the Tazreen Factory Fire

Today is the anniversary of the Tazreen Factory Fire where 117 people were killed and over 200 were injured. The workers were producing garments for Walmart, El Corte Ingles, C&A, KIK as well as many other international brands. This was the deadliest factory fire in Bangladesh’s history. This disaster should have been a warning to the garments industry with regards to the conditions workers were working in but it wasn’t and only 6 months later the Rana Plaza disaster happened where over 1100 workers died. Please take the time to watch this video which is an interview with Shobita Rani a survivor of the factory fire.

This is a scene taken from documentary Udita (Arise)