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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina blames 'planned arson' for deadly fire at garment factory.

Dhaka, Nov. 28 ( ANI ): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the clothing factory fire that killed more than 100 workers in the country was not an accident.

The fire on Saturday at the factory near Dhaka, and a second fire at another factory on Monday were 'planned arson,' Hasina said.

Two people were arrested on Monday trying to set fire to an apparel factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, but local police said they had not yet found any links between the arrests and the other factory fires, CNN reports.

All apparel factories were closed on Tuesday, and special prayers were offered at mosques, churches and temples.

Meanwhile, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. put some distance between it and the clothing factory, saying the factory was no longer authorized to produce merchandise for the company, the report said.

"A supplier subcontracted work to this factory without authorization and in direct violation of our policies. Today, we have terminated the relationship with that supplier," Wal-Mart said. ( ANI )


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Date:Nov 28, 2012
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