DHAKA, March 6 A fire broke out at garment
factory in the Bangladeshi capital on Thursday, police and
fire-fighting officials said, but it was not immediately clear
if anyone was inside the building at the time.
Fire-fighters were trying to put out the blaze with the help
of police and volunteers, officials said.
Garments are a vital sector for the South Asian nation,
whose low wages and duty-free access to Western markets have
helped make it the world's largest apparel exporter after China.
But a series of deadly incidents, including a building
collapse that killed more than 1,100 people last April, has
sparked global concern over weak safety standards in the $22
(Reporting By Serajul Quadir; Editing by Nick Macfie)