7th anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse being marked amid pandemic
The 7th anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, the worst-ever tragedy in the country’s readymade garment (RMG) industry, is being observed on Friday amid the coronavirus pandemic, reports UNB. This year, there will be no outdoor programmes to recall the victims due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
Different rights bodies, worker organisations and left-leaning political parties, including Rana Plaza Survivors’ Association, usually arrange various programmes every year, remembering the tragedy. Advertisement
This year, the leaders of 25 workers’ organisations in Savar have urged people to observe the day at home.
Savar Upazila assistant commissioner (land) Abdullah Al Mahfuz lit candles at the place, the Rana Plaza building was constructed, on Thursday evening in memory of the victims. On 24 April 2013, Rana Plaza, an illegally-constructed building in Savar which housed five RMG factories, collapsed, killing, at least 1138 people and injuring over 2,000 others.