Firefighters try to control a fire inside a garment factory in the Bangladeshi town of Gazipur
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Deadly fire at Bangladesh factory

At least nine people have been killed when a fire swept through a clothing factory near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

Local media said about 50 people had been hurt in the blaze, which broke out late on Tuesday in Gazipur.

Safety standards in Bangladesh's garment factories are notoriously poor - more than 1,100 people died in April when a factory outside Dhaka collapsed.

Emily Thomas reports.

  • 09 Oct 2013
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