By  on July 4, 2017

A committee has been formed to identify the cause of an explosion late Monday at an apparel factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, that killed 10 people and injured more than 40 other workers. The committee must report back within one week.

Local officials said the cause was an outdated boiler that exploded. The accident occurred at a factory owned by Multifabs Ltd. which, according to its website, produces knitted apparel for clients including the British retailer Littlewoods and Spain’s Gor Factory, which makes the brand Roly.  It also supplies to companies in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia and the Netherlands. The factory began operating in 2006 and its two buildings were constructed in 2005 and 2006.

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