• Collapse of a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    The collapse of a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24, 2013, killed more than 1,130 people and prompted an ongoing reevaluation of one of the country's most important industries. (Photo: Jaber Al Nahian/Wikimedia Commons)

The collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in 2013 was the worst industrial disaster in Bangladesh’s history, killing more than 1,000 people. A Dhaka-based think tank is working to ensure a similar incident never happens again. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

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