Fire broke out in Zirabo, Savar at 4:45PM today 26.11.13, at the warehouse located in the ground floor of Aman Spinning Mills Ltd. Cottons were kept at the floor. Fire fighters tirelessly kept trying to douse the fire, and they eventually succeeded after an hour. Five people were injured, however no one was reported to be dead. The locals aided the fire fighters spiritedly.
Meanwhile, there was another incident of fire at the first floor of a six storied building of Mondol Group’s garment factory at about 5:15PM today. At least 15 people were reported to be injured, however none were found to be dead at this accident. Fire fighters with the help of locals toiled a few hours before the fire could finally be doused.
After exactly a year of Tazreen, fire safety in some factories have not yet changed. Fire safety equipment is seen as an additional expenditure in some Bangladeshi factories, however, the need of it is clear since Tazreen, Tung Hai, Aswad and now Aman.
I don’t find any more dead bodies due to negligence, and hopefully those who decorate their fashion ramps may take more interest in those who make them rich by making the clothes/stores.