Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has offered the country’s condolences to the Bangladeshi government and nation over the recent tragic fire incident in the South Asian country. In a Tuesday message to his Bangladeshi counterpart Dipu Moni, Salehi expressed sympathy with the families of the victims.
An inferno in a clothes factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on Saturday killed at least 121 people and injured more than 100 others.The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Two government inquiries have been launched to discover the cause of the blaze. Thousands of textile workers held rallies in Bangladesh on Monday to protest against poor and dangerous working conditions. Fatal blazes are common in Bangladesh's garment factories. In December 2010, a similar blaze in a textile unit in the Ashulia industrial belt killed 25 people. YH/HMV/HJL