Another garment factory fire has been reported. In addition to the two recent fires that occurred in Pakistan and Bangladesh, this is the second in Bangladesh in the past several months. On Sunday, seven garment workers were killed, six were hospitalized, and more than 50 were injured after a fire at the Smart Export garment factory in Bangladesh. WSJ is reporting that the factory produced clothing for several labels owned by Zara's parent company, Inditex, which denies working with the factory.
According to the Washington Post, Altaf Hossain, the father of one of the deceased, has filed suit against Smart Export's three directors for negligence. The factory reportedly had no fire-fighting equipment, no fire safety license, no factory license, and the fire exits were locked.