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Fighting Hopelessness Amid Ashes

by James Estrin New York Lens Blog

“Pardon me, my dear, I am going to die,” Jelekha Begum’s husband said in a last phone call from the burning factory he was trapped in on Saturday. The fire, at Tazreen Fashions factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killed more than 100 workers. ??Taslima Akhter

Taslima Akhter was overcome with emotion when she arrived at the Tazreen Fashions garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday evening, four hours after?fire tore through the building. She watched firefighters battle the blaze ? which killed at least 112 people?? as throngs of workers and family members waited to see if their loved ones?had survived.