By  on January 30, 2013

With rising pressure from trade unions and apparel industry workers throughout Dhaka, Bangladesh, police officials on Tuesday detained both the chairman and the managing director of Smart Export Garment Ltd. for questioning following the fire over the weekend that killed seven women.

The tragedy added to the frustration and anger among industry workers, who have been protesting over the past two months to demand the arrest of the owners of Dhaka-based Tazreen Fashion Ltd., where 111 workers were killed in a fire in November. Although the workers have issued an ultimatum to the government regarding the arrest of the owners, they have not been arrested so far.

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