Another Tazreen fire victim dies

Staff Correspondent

Tazreen Fashion factory employee Amena Begum, injured in the fire that gutted the factory in November 24, 2012, died on Wednesday, nearly two years after the incident.
Amena died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University early morning.
The 30-year-old had been hospitalised since the fire accident at the multi-storeied apparel factory owned by Tuba Group, at Nischintapur in Ashulia, in the outskirts of capital.
With her death, the total number of casualties reached 112.
Delwar Hossain, the Tuba Group managing director, was recently released on bail after spending a few months in jail in a case filed on the fire incident.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufactures & Exporters Association had supported her treatment and also paid compensation worth Tk one lakh.
Some garment labour rights bodies and non-governmental organisations also helped in her medical expenses.
Eminent economist Professor Anu Muhammad, Moshrefa Mishu, a leader of Bangladesh garment workers’ forum, photographer Taslima Akhter, columnist Rahnuma Ahmed, and activist anthropologists Saydia Gulrukh, Nazneen Shifa and Mahmudul Shumon expressed condolence at the death of Amena.
They further demanded that all injured and missing workers of Tazreen Fashions fire get adequate compensation, immediately.


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