Bangladesh Fire Was No Accident: Report
Inquiry concludes it was an act of sabotage, and that factory was negligent
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 17, 2012 9:10 AM CST
In this Nov. 26, 2012 file photo, people walk inside a garment-factory where a fire killed 112 people on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) – The fire that killed more than 110 workers at a Bangladesh textile factory last month was the result of a deliberate act of sabotage, an official inquiry into the incident has concluded. Investigators have also concluded that the factory's owners were seriously negligent, and that mid-level factory officials prevented workers from fleeing the blaze, the head of the inquiry tells the BBC. Previously, fire officials had said the fire might have been caused by poor wiring.

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Dec 17, 2012 12:18 PM CST
It seems "mid-managers", the world over, are power crazed morons......
Dec 17, 2012 10:22 AM CST
Actually was a meth factory?
Dec 17, 2012 9:37 AM CST
Act of sabotage? What's that supposed to mean? Union goons set the fire?