Death toll rises to 283 from 2 Pakistani fires
Posted: September 13, 2012 at 4:09 a.m.
The death toll from fires that swept through two clothing factories in Pakistan rose Wednesday to 283 people — many trapped behind locked doors and barred windows — highlighting the atrocious working conditions in a country where workplaces often lack basic safety equipment and owners bribe officials to ignore the violations.
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