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November 26th, 2012
09:05 PM ET

Bangladesh garment factory fire claims more than 100 lives: How do you stop it from happening again?

More than 100 people killed in a garment factory in Bangladesh. CNN's Erin Burnett reports on what needs to be done so that this won't happen again.

WalMart distances itself from deadly factory fire in Bangladesh

WalMart Stores Inc. put some distance Monday between it and the clothing factory in Bangladesh that caught fire over the weekend, killing more than 100 people.

The factory in question was no longer authorized to produce merchandise for WalMart, the company said.

"A supplier subcontracted work to this factory without authorization and in direct violation of our policies. Today, we have terminated the relationship with that supplier," WalMart said.

The clothing factory, housed in a multistory building near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, caught fire Saturday night.

More than 100 people were killed and at least 200 were injured as they rushed to escape the factory in Ashulia, police said.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Alta Gracia Apparel, CEO Joe Bozich, actually has a great business model built to prevent these situations from happening & built on paying garment workers a living wage vs. minimum wage. Probably this is a situation where corporate social responsibility can be a much more dynamic catalyst for change than appealing to local government.

    November 27, 2012 at 7:12 am | Reply

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