WorldViews: A year later, Bangladesh’s garment factory disaster is still an open wound

By Ishaan Tharoor, April 23, 2014

Last year on April 24, an eight-story garment factory in the environs of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka collapsed, killing over 1,100 workers inside and injuring some 2,500 more. It was one of the worst industrial disasters in modern memory and, for a brief moment, drew Western attention to the often terrible conditions that underlie the global garment industry.

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