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Bangladeshi Workers: We Were Locked In

Locked security gates prevented workers from evacuating a textile factory in Bangladesh, according to survivors who are telling their stories to human-rights activists. Believing it was a false alarm, factory managers actively took steps to keep the workers penned in on Tuesday. Local police arrested three supervisors who prevented workers from evacuating. More than 110 people died in the fire, though authorities expect that number to rise as they put together a list of the 1,500 people who worked at the factory. The tragedy at the factory, which supplies clothes to stores like Walmart and Disney, has spawned protests over working conditions.

November 28, 2012 8:51 PM