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At least 13 people killed in Bangladesh factory fire

At least 13 people were killed and dozens more injured when a fire ripped through a plastics factory in Bangladesh, police in the country have confirmed.

Around 70 workers were inside Nasim Plastic House, in a market place in Mirpur, Dhaka, when the blaze broke out.

The death toll, which includes two women, is expected to rise as rescue teams expect to find more bodies beneath a collapsed wall.

'No more survivors' in Bangladesh ferry disaster

A police official has said there is no chance of finding more survivors after the capsizing of a ferry carrying 200 people in Bangladesh.

So far 28 people are known to have drowned, while around 100 of the ferry's passengers remain unaccounted for.

A rescue vessel tries to offer assistance after the capsizing of the MV Miraj ferry. Credit: Reuters

Officials said around 75 people managed to swim to shore or were rescued when the MV Miraj toppled.

"Now it is more than 20 hours since the ferry sank, so there is no possibility to find anyone alive inside the vessel," police official Saiful Hassan Badal said.


Twelve dead in Bangladesh ferry sinking

People look on as the rescue operation to find survivors continues. Credit: Reuters

Twelve people, including women and children, have been confirmed dead when a ferry with 200 people onboard capsized in Bangladesh.

Police said around 40 people were saved after swimming ashore but many more are still missing.

Relatives wait for news of their loved ones. Credit: Reuters

The M.V. Miraj-4 ferry capsized in high winds and rain on the Meghna river near the capital Dhaka.

Most of the passengers were city workers and students heading home for the weekend.

Rana Plaza compensation 'still an unresolved issue'

The compensation packages for workers and families caught up in the Rana Plaza factory collapse are 'still an unresolved issue', says charity Action Aid.

the site of the Rana Plaza factory collapse Credit: ITV News

28 high street retailers and clothing brands were found by global trade union IndustriAll to be sourcing clothes from the factories at Rana Plaza and only 14 of these have so far contributed to the Rana Plaza Donor Trust Fund.

Companies that have contributed to the fund so far include UK brands Bonmarché, C and A Foundation, Primark, Premier Clothing, Mango, Asda, Gap and Walmart.

'Life still a struggle' for Rana Plaza victims

The victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse are still struggling to cope financially, a year on from the disaster in Bangladesh.

Naneen Akter Nazma lost her husband in the collapse. She told ITV News that she is still too afraid to work as she is concerned that another factory could collapse like Rana Plaza.

"I'm very scared. I'm even scared to do any job and I don't want to go to any garment factory. I don't want to work anywhere like it. Another factory will collapse like Rana Plaza." she said.


Background: Rana Plaza factory collapse

More than 1,100 people werekilled and more than 2,500 injured after the eight-storey Rana Plaza factory building near Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed on 24th April last year.

More than 1,100 people were killed after the Rana Plaza factory collapsed. Credit: Reuters

A government investigation found that poor quality construction materials and building code violations were among the "series of irregularities" that caused the collapse inthe factory which was linked to several high street names in the UK.

A firefighter tries to control a fire at a garment factory in Savar, outskirts of Dhaka. Credit: Reuters

At least 112 people were killed when a fire swept through a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital in November last year.

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