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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Fund Set Up For Victims Of Bangladesh Factory Collapse

Bangladeshi garment worker Laboni, who worked at the Rana Plaza, is assisted by her husband in puttng on herprosthetic hand at a hospital in Dhaka November 23, 2013. A $40 million fund is being created to compensate the injured and victims' families. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladeshi garment worker Laboni, who worked at the Rana Plaza, is assisted by her husband in puttng on herprosthetic hand at a hospital in Dhaka November 23, 2013. A $40 million fund is being created to compensate the injured and victims’ families. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

The April collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building killed more than 1,100 workers and injured hundreds more.

To help them now, some major retailers and labor groups and the government in Bangladesh are helping to create an estimated $40 million fund to compensate the injured and the families of the victims.

The BBC’s Anbarasan Ethirajan, who covered the Rana Plaza collapse, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the fund.

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  • Anbarasan Ethirajan, BBC reporter.

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