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Over 200 RMG workers injured during quake

  • Published at 08:08 am April 26th, 2015

More than 200 workers of at least 15 garment factories in Savar have been injured while trying to leave their workplaces during the earthquake that jolted the country on Sunday afternoon.

The injured workers have been admitted to local clinics and hospitals.

Ashulia Industrial Police Director Mustafizur Rahman told the Dhaka Tribune that the panic-stricken workers were injured while rushing out of their factories.

Following the incident, most of the garment factories in Savar have been declared closed for the day.

Another earthquake has jolted Dhaka and other parts of the country on Sunday afternoon, a day after the 7.9-magnitude quake that killed more than 1,900 people in Nepal.

The tremor struck around 1:11pm.

The magnitude of the quake was 6.7 in Richter scale and the epicentre was 17km South of Kodari, Nepal, according to USGS.

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