G.M.B. Akash


27 year old former textile worker Marium lost her lower right arm when she was trapped in the collapsed Rana Plaza complex for two days and one night. She worked on the 6th floor of the complex where she made 4,500 taka a month working for New Wave Star Ltd, one of the companies which had it's factory floors at Rana Plaza. She made clothes for Benetton, ZXY, Texman and other Western retailers. She has received no compensation other than her last month's wage. She is a single mother with two children. She has nightmares at night dreaming that she is surrounded by dead colleagues in the collapsed building. The 8 storey Rana Plaza complex, which housed a number of garment factories employing over 3,000 workers, collapsed on 24 April 2013. By 29 April, at least 380 were known to have died while hundreds remained missing. Workers who were worried about going to work in the building when they noticed cracks in the walls were told not to worry by the building's owner, Mohammed Sohel Rana, who is a member of the ruling Awami League's youth front. He fled his home and tried to escape to neighbouring India after the building collapsed but was caught by police and brought back to Dhaka. Some of the factories working in the Rana Plaza building produce cheap clothes for various European retailers including Primark in the UK and Mango, a Spanish label. The final death toll was 1,127.

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G.M.B. Akash
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