The Stolen Future
A research trip to the survivors of Rana Plaza and Tazreen Fashions.
On 24 April 2013, an eight-story commercial building called Rana Plaza, in Savar, 19 miles outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed suddenly with more than 3,000 garment industry workers inside. At least 1138 workers were killed and over a thousand were injured. It is considered to be the deadliest garment-factory accident in history, as well as the deadliest accidental structural failure in modern human history. Five months before a fire broke out on 24 November 2012, in the Tazreen Fashion factory in the Ashulia district on the outskirts of Dhaka. At least 117 people were confirmed dead in the fire, and at least 200 were injured.
Teamwork with Thomas Seibert.
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