Firefighters continue to battle fatal Dhaka factory fire

Firefighters continue to fight a fatal clothing factory fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

It is thought that over 100 people died in the blaze - the most ever killed in a Bangladesh factory fire.

Firefighters and soldiers are still pulling the victims out of the nine-storey building, a day after the fire broke out at the Tazreen Fashion factory.

Most of the bodies were burnt beyond recognition when staff were trapped inside - unable to escape through narrow exits.

The cause of the fire has not been identified.

Poor wiring and locked fire doors often contribute to the hazards in Bangladesh, where factory fires are common.

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