Bangladesh Workers Strike After Fire

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Thousands of workers protested in Dhaka Monday after a textile factory fire killed more than 100 people, Reuters reported.

The fire, Bangladesh's worst-ever factory blaze, took place in a factory that supplied clothes for Li & Fung, a Hong-Kong sourcing giant that is a buyer for stores like Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Wal-Mart said it had cut ties to the supplier, which had apparently subcontracted work without authorization. Other retailers like Gap and Nike denied any relationship with the workshop.

The fire was the latest in a series of deadly factory fires in Bangladesh, according to the Wall Street Journal article.

Textile workers have been demanding working conditions and better pay, but efforts to create a safer working environment for garment workers have moved slowly.

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