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  • **FILE** Hundreds of Bangladeshi mourners watch Nov. 27, 2012, as the bodies of victims of a fire in a garment factory are buried in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The factory did not have any fire exits for its 1,400 workers, many of whom became trapped by the blaze. Investigators said the death toll would have been far lower if there had been even a single emergency exit. (Associated Press)

    Dhaka factory lost fire certification

    The factory where 112 garment workers died in a fire should have been shut down months ago. The fire department refused to renew the certification it needed to operate, a top fire official told The Associated Press. And its owner told AP that just three of the factory's eight floors were legal. He was building a ninth. Government officials knew of the problems, but the factory just kept running.


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