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Deadly garment factory fire in Bangladesh

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: At least nine people were killed on Tuesday evening (October 7) in a fire at a garment factory in the Bangladeshi town of Gazipur, 40 km (25 miles) north of the capital Dhaka, emergency officials said. A series of deadly incidents at Bangladeshi factories, including a building collapse in April that killed more than 1,100 people, has raised global concern over shaky safety standards in the South Asian country's booming 20 billion USD garment industry. Gazipur's firefighting chief, Abu Zafar Ahmed, said nine employees including three company managers had died in the blaze that originated in the knitting section of Aswad Composite Mills factory, a sister concern of Paul Mall Group.

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