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Alliance Statement on Deadly Footwear Factory Fire in Dhaka

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The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is deeply saddened by news of a fire that broke out Thursday at a footwear factory in the Alubazar of Bangshal in Dhaka. One worker died, and two were injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by this tragedy.

We urge the government of Bangladesh to fully implement the National Action Plan commitments to improve factory safety across all industries in Bangladesh. The Alliance is working to ensure that factories from which our Members source meet strict inspection standards and provide a safe working environment free of structural, electrical and fire-related hazards. All factory workers in Bangladesh should be protected; not just those covered by brand-led safety initiatives.

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