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Victims of Tazreen fire tragedy left helpless, rights group alleges

| Updated: November 24, 2020 16:30:18


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Victims of Tazreen fire tragedy left helpless, rights group alleges

No one has so far come forward to stand by the helpless families of the Tazreen factory workers who were killed in the horrific fire tragedy eight years ago, alleged a local workers rights group.

Jago Bangladesh Garments Workers Federation President Mohammad Baharan Sultan Bahar said this after paying homage at Jurain Cemetery in the capital on Tuesday to the workers killed in the accident, according to a statement.

At least 113 workers were killed and more than two hundred workers were injured in the terrible fire incident at Tazreen Fashion Ltd on November 24, 2012.

Despite repeated assurances from various quarters and authorities concerned since the accident, no one has been seen standing by the helpless families of the killed and injured workers, he added.

There has been neither progress till date nor any action by the government after over two months of relentless protest in front of the National Press Club demanding compensation for the victims, the statement continued. 

“The owner of the factory Delwar Hossain and others involved in the tragedy must be brought to book and be given exemplary punishment. Besides, the families of the dead victims should be given necessary compensation and the injured workers must be rehabilitated with the assurance of long-term treatment,” Jago Bangladesh Garments Workers Federation President added.

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