7th anniversary of Rana Plaza tragedy; No progress in trial

Dhaka, 24: Today (Friday) is the 7th anniversary of Rana Plaza collapse, the worst-ever tragedy in the country’s multi-billion dollar ready-made garment industry.The victims are still waiting for justice.
Although police have pressed charges in court against a number of accused in the homicide case filed over the Rana Plaza collapse, the trial proceedings are yet to start.
On that day in 2013, Rana Plaza, an illegally-constructed building at Savar, housed five garment factories, came down crashing, killing, 1,138 people and injuring over 2,000 others.
This year, there will be no outdoor programmes to recall the victims as the country is in nationwide shutdown over global coronavirus outbreak.

Different right bodies, worker organisations and left-leaning political parties, including Rana Plaza Survivors’ Association, usually arrange various programmes every year, remembering the tragedy.