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Fire kills nine at Bangladesh garment factory

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Hours after a fire at a Bangladeshi garment factory killed nine people, relatives and workers waited outside the gutted building for news on Wednesday. The fire began on Tuesday evening in the town of Gazipur 40km north of the capital Dhaka. The local firefighting chief said nine employees including three company managers died in the blaze that started in the knitting section of Aswad Composite Mills factory, part of the Paul Mall Group. About 50 workers were injured in the fire, whose cause has yet to be determined. 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 garment industry. The disaster in April was the world's deadliest industrial accident since the 1984 Bhopal disaster in India. Garments are a vital sector for Bangladesh and

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