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Bangladesh court bans film about factory collapse

A film about a garment worker saved from the rubble after the Rana Plaza factory collapse has been banned for six months by Bangladesh’s high court.

The film called Rana Plaza is based on the true story of Reshma Begum who survived for 17 days before being rescued following the Dhaka disaster which killed 1,129 people in 2013.

The film’s director Nazrul Islam Khan said the tale showed courage during tragedy, but trade union leader Sirajul Islam Rony said it could affect workers in the country’s garment industry, which is worth some £15.9bn each year.

In June this year, the Rana Plaza compensation fund reached its target of $30m (£19.6m) more than two years after the factory collapse occurred in April 2013.


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