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Deadly blaze in Bangladeshi garment factory spotlights Canadian links

Factory records indicate that the Aswad Composite Mills was a supplier of clothing to Loblaw Cos. Ltd. and Hudson's Bay Co.

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An unidentified relative of a Bangladeshi garment factory worker cries at the scene of a factory fire, in Gazipur outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. The fire killed nearly a dozen people at the garment factory in Bangladesh about six months after a factory building collapse that killed 1,100 people exposed the harsh and often unsafe conditions in an industry that is the world's third-largest.

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A Bangladeshi firefighter douses a fire at a garment factory in Gazipur outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.

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A Bangladeshi firefighter douses a fire at a garment factory in Gazipur outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.

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A Bangladeshi firefighter tries to douse a fire at a garment factory in Gazipur outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.

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Bangladeshi firefighters go through debris of a garment factory after a fire swept through it in Gazipur outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.

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Bangladeshi firefighters carry a body from a garment factory after it caught fire in Gazipur outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.

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