Odhikar’s statement on the deaths of garment workers at Rana Plaza in Savar

Odhikar expresses its outrage at the deaths of hundreds of factory workers, including garments workers, of whom about half were women; due to the collapse of a multi-storied building that had extensive, known structural damage, on 24 April 2013. A 36 hours general strike called by the BNP-led Opposition was withdrawn to facilitate the rescue operations at Savar. The rescue operations are continuing as hundreds of workers are trapped under the collapsed eight- storied building.

statement-Rana Plaza-2013-eng (full text in English, PDF)


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