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Garment factory blaze kills 110 in Bangladesh

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At least 110 people died when fire swept through a factory in the worst-ever blaze to hit Bangladesh's garment industry, officials said, as witnesses told of desperate workers jumping from upper floors. 

A soldier walks through rows of burnt sewing machines after a fire in the nine-storey Tazreen Fashion plant in Savar, north of Dhaka on Sunday. Survivors told how panicked staff, most of them women, tried to escape the burning factory, which made clothes for international brands including the European chain C&A and the Hong Kong-based Li & Fung company.

Firefighters battled for several hours to contain the blaze, which broke out on the ground floor of the nine-storey Tazreen Fashion plant 30 kilometres (20 miles) north of the capital Dhaka late on Saturday.

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