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Bangladesh increasingly risky for clothing makers

Workers’ deaths pressuring firms

NEW YORK — Bangladesh offers the global garment industry something unique: millions of workers who quickly churn out huge amounts of well-made underwear, jeans, and T-shirts for the lowest wages in the world.

But since a building collapse April 24 killed at least 1,100 garment workers in one of the deadliest industrial tragedies in history, the country has gone from one of the industry’s greatest assets to one of its biggest liabilities.

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