孟加拉国制衣厂大火死7人 7 Killed in Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire

09 May, 2013

孟加拉国官员说,首都达卡一个制衣厂星期三晚间发生大火,导致至少7人丧生。

大火发生在达卡米尔普尔区内的东海毛衣厂,当时大多数工人都已下班回家。

当局说,火灾发生时,警方和工厂官员正在这座高11层的大楼里开会。

星期三早些时候,孟加拉国政府说,由于安全因素,他们关闭了18家制衣厂。之前在4月24日一栋容纳5家制衣厂的大楼坍塌,造成的死亡人数目前已经超过800人。

孟加拉国产值200亿美元的纺织业占其出口总额近80%。

Officials in Bangladesh say at least seven people died in a fire in a garment factory in the capital late Wednesday.

The fire erupted in the Tung Hai Sweater Factory in Dhaka's Mirpur district after most workers had gone home.

Authorities say police and garment factory officials were holding a meeting in the 11-story building when the fire broke out.

Earlier Wednesday, the Bangladesh government said it had shut down 18 garment factories for safety reasons following the April 24 collapse of a building housing five garment factories.  The death toll from that incident has risen to more than 800.

Bangladesh's $20-billion textile industry accounts for nearly 80 percent of the country's exports.