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Bangladesh factory collapse compensation wrangling goes on


Bangladesh factory collapse compensation wrangling goes on


Clothing chain Primark has said it will pay out additional compensation for the Rana Plaza factory disaster in Bangladesh.

The Irish firm is the only retailer to pay compensation so far after the building collapse in April which killed more than 1,100 people.

The extra money will go to the families of 550 workers employed by its partner at the factory.

No compensation fund for victims has yet been agreed with the clothing industry.

Some of the brands supplied from Rana Plaza say their production was outsourced to there without their knowledge, while others want to pursue their own compensation plans.

There is anger in Bangladesh that little progress has been made on a broader scheme to compensate the families of the dead and hundreds more injured in the disaster who will need years of support.

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