Bangladesh Fire Was No Accident: Report

Inquiry concludes it was an act of sabotage, and that factory was negligent

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 17, 2012 9:10 AM CST

(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.

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)
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