Fire Breaks Out in Bangladesh Factory Rubble
Rescuers created sparks in cutting steel to reach survivors
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 28, 2013 12:12 PM CDT
Mohammed Sohel Rana, the fugitive owner of an illegally-constructed building that collapsed last week in Bangladesh, is produced before the media in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, April 28, 2013.   (Palash Khan)

(Newser) – A fire has broken out in the wreckage of the garment factory that collapsed last week in Bangladesh, with smoke pouring from the piles of shattered concrete and some rescue efforts forced to stop. Officials say the fire broke out because of sparks generated as rescuers tried to cut through a steel rod to reach a survivor. Firefighters are trying to bring the fire under control. Rescuers have retreated from the part of the wreckage where the fire was located, but were still trying to reach survivors in other parts of the destroyed eight-story building. Officials say at least three rescue workers have been injured in the fire. The building's fugitive owner, Mohammed Sohel Rana, was arrested earlier today at the India border.

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Apr 28, 2013 5:11 PM CDT
The solution is to produce cotton in the USA and then process it into thread fibers and then weave it into cloth and then sew it into clothes, all in the USA. Gandhi got it right in that if you aren't making your own clothes in your own country you are lost. Do the so-called rich republicans buy the $9.99 jeans sold at Walmart that are all made in Bangladesh? NO, its mainly entitlement participants who buy these jeans and thus give Walmart the impetus to keep looking for a cheaper way to make their wares. Stop buying that crap and insist on buying jeans at least sewn in the USA. You can't find any with cloth made in the USA because our environmental standards prevent it from being profitable. You can't process indigo with our federal waste water standards. It has to be done in South and Central America. So the cotton will make that trip out regardless of where the jeans are made.
Apr 28, 2013 3:39 PM CDT
The republicons and other rich conservative right-wing morons consider these tragedies simply as part of the cost of doing business.
Apr 28, 2013 1:04 PM CDT
Is anyone else getting the idea that "free-market capitalism" isn't working out too well for a large percentage of the people in this world?