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Bangladeshis protest after factory fire kills 110

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Garment workers in Bangladesh staged mass protests on Monday to demand the end of "deathtrap" labour conditions after the country's worst-ever textile factory fire in which 110 employees died. 

Bangladeshi Zulekha Begum waitson Monday to talk to police about her younger sister who was killed in a garment factory fire in Savar, about 30 kilometres north of Dhaka. Garment workers in Bangladesh staged mass protests on Monday to demand the end of "deathtrap" labour conditions after the country's worst-ever textile factory fire in which 110 employees died.

Survivors of Saturday night's fire joined several thousand colleagues blocking a highway during a march in the manufacturing hub of Ashulia, outside the capital Dhaka, with some protesters throwing stones at one factory.

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