By Laura Gutierrez
On October 29, 2012 a fire broke out in another garment factory in Bangladesh. The factory, Eurotex Knitwear Limited, sits outside of the country’s capital in the area of Narayanganj. The fire began at 2 a.m., just two days after the region’s Eid-ul-adha festivals, and lasted until 8:30 a.m.
Fakrul Alam Majumder, the company’s marketing director, believes high-voltage tube lights initiated the fire. He expects that, left on through the night, the lights ignited near-by polythene and cloth and set fire to the rest of the dying/finishing section. The fire, which destroyed 500,000 ready-made pieces, has stopped production in only the damaged section of the factory while others resumed operation as usual after the holiday on November 3.