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Putin sends condolences to Bangladesh over deadly fire


09:40, November 26, 2012

MOSCOW, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences to Bangladeshi leaders over a fire in a garment factory that killed at least 112 workers, the Kremlin press service said Sunday.

Putin expressed condolences to Bangladeshi President Zilluru Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in connection with the fire that erupted in a multi-story factory on the outskirts of the capital city Dhaka and "resulted in numerous casualties," the Kremlin said in a statement.

Putin asked to "convey words of deep sympathy to relatives of those killed and wishes for sooner recovery of the injured," the statement said.

At least 112 workers were killed in the blaze that gutted the seven-story Dhaka factory, fire department Operations Director Maj. Mohammad Mahbub told The Associated Press.

About 1,000 workers were trapped inside the factory and the remaining3,000 escaped after the blaze broke out.

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