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5 Killed in Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire

Officials in Bangladesh say a garment factory fire in the capital has killed at least five workers.

Authorities say at least five other people were injured in the fire Saturday in Dhaka.

Two months ago another fire in a Bangladeshi garment factory killed more than 100 people.

Bangladesh has about 4,000 garment factories that make clothes for international brands. The country earns about $20 billion annually from overseas clothing sales, roughly 80 percent of its exports.

Work conditions in the country's garment factories are notoriously poor. Officials say at least 500 people have died in Bangladeshi garment factory accidents and fires since 2006. Activists say plant owners are rarely prosecuted for poor safety conditions.

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