Dhaka victims still wait for help

Six months after the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that killed 1,133 people, ITV News has returned to the country to find only one firm has paid proper compensation to relatives of the dead and the 2,421 survivors.

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Workers' concerns about crack 'ignored by employer'

One of the survivors Action Aid has spoke to recalls how workers raised concerns about a crack in the building the day before it collapsed.

Naznin Akhter Nazma, 20, who was pregnant when pulled from the rubble and lost her husband in the collapse, told the charity:

The day before the factory collapsed we heard that a crack had developed on the second floor, we were told that the building was safe and threatened to withhold a month's pay if we didn’t attend work.

My husband worked on the second floor and I on the seventh floor. When the building collapsed I was unconscious for two hours. When I regained consciousness I found out that my husband was gone forever.

I heaved a sigh of relief when the doctor said my unborn baby was ok, but now I am worried that I can’t provide for my child. I haven’t had any compensation. My rent is five months overdue and soon shop keepers will stop giving me credit for food.

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