Sunday, April 20, 2014   

US$40m target for fund to aid Bangladesh garment factory victims
(12-24 11:40)

A compensation fund to benefit the mostly female victims of an April factory building collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people is being created.
The fund, estimated at US$40 million would compensate injured workers and dependents of those of who died.
Retailers El Corte Ingles, Bonmarche, Loblaw and Primark have pledged to contribute to the fund.
The illegally constructed, 8-story Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24 as thousands of people worked inside in five garment factories. The collapse was the deadliest disaster to hit Bangladesh's garment industry.—AP
   
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